The Hawaii Tourism Authority's 2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference, E Ku i ka Moku: Together We Will Succeed, will be held on August 23 and 24 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event will bring together industry partners, explore current and future market trends, conditions and opportunities, recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and unveil global marketing activities for 2013. Read More
Boosting International Tourism to the Hawaiian Islands
In the last six months Hawaii and the United States have seen numerous initiatives aimed at boosting international tourism.
Hawaii Destinations Featured in New Google Street Views
Google has taken its Street View feature on Google Maps to new locations and destinations in Hawaii. Users can now view 360-degree imagery of various attractions throughout the Hawaiian Islands to help plan their vacation and get a sneak peek of the diversity of our destination.
The Moanalua Gardens Foundation will be hosting the 35th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa, who reprised hula in the Moanalua district. The HTA supported festival has become the largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel launched its inaugural flight between Las Vegas and Honolulu on June 29, 2012. Arriving passengers were greeted by Hawaiian entertainers, lei, goodie bags and a Hawaiian blessing.
Allegiant Travel also launched a new flight from Fresno on July 1. Both flights are estimated to provide $30 million in visitor expenditures and $3 million in tax revenue for Hawaii on an annual basis.
HTA recognizes the use of the 'okina ['] or glottal stop, one of the eight consonants of the (modern) Hawaiian language; and the kahakō[ā] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai'i such as Lāna'i). However, HTA respects the individual use of these markings for names of organizations and businesses. Due to technological limitations, this current communication may not include all Hawaiian diacritical markings.