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Articles tagged “hawaii”

Hotels

Hilton Hawaiian room service swaps Chateaubriand for burritos

Scrapping in-room fine dining may be a result of declining demand for such room service, but it's not something we'll necessarily clink champagne glasses for.

Tourism

Oahu and the rest of Hawaii were incredibly happy about hotel rates this August

After a few years of challenges, Hawaii is back on top with increased room occupancy, higher rates, higher spending by visitors, and more foreign visitors.

Tourism

That’s not Hawaiian! Cultural renaissance inspires a shift in tourism on the islands

Hawaii wants to set aside the false traditions that have little to do with local culture, but this means educating young staff on their islands’ history to offer tourists a truly authentic visit.

That’s not Hawaiian! Cultural renaissance inspires a shift in tourism on the islands

Tourism

Love of the hula drives Japanese visitors to Hawaii this season

Whether it's something soft-power related like soap operas in South Korea or Turkey, or something out of left field like hula, a destination can never control what visitors are going to love about it, but they should make it easy for visitors to indulge in it.

Tourism

Hawaii is optimistic as it projects tourism momentum will turn a good 2012 into a better 2013

After recent cutbacks in flights, seat capacity is increasing and there's even hope that a low-cost carrier such as Southwest will take a serious glance at the islands.

Hawaii is optimistic as it projects tourism momentum will turn a good 2012 into a better 2013

Tourism

Lanai is nervous about the intentions of new owner Larry Ellison

The island's been run like a feudal land for so long, residents are understandably in limbo about their status after one mega-rich person passed along the island to another mega-rich person.

Tourism

Hawaii’s non-tourism sectors are still slow, but inbound traffic is helping

Hawaii needs to seek its tourism fortune to its west -- Japan, Korea, and China -- rather than depending on the U.S. mainland market to bounce back.

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines offers a bit of “aloha” with revamped in-flight food and drink service

OK, it's not extra legroom. But give Hawaiian a bit of credit for serving something other than a turkey sandwich and half a can of RC cola.

Tourism

Hawaii’s tourism “is on a tear,” expected to expand state’s economy despite fiscal pressures

Strong dollars in Canada and Australia, as well as wealth in China and Korea, are turning a year of good inbound numbers from mainland U.S. into a stellar one for the islands.

Tourism

Government steps in as commerce and tranquility collide on Honolulu beaches

Quality of life and running a business should go hand-in-hand, but without regulations the demands of locals and the whims of tourists often collide so that nobody has fun.