June 2014: In This Issue
Celebrating the 142nd King Kamehameha Day
Waikiki Beach Rated Top Beach of 2014
Recognizing Hawaii's Ahupuaa
Meet the Team: Laci Goshi
In the News
Save the Date
Jun. 13-15, 2014

Jun. 14, 2014
Jun. 25-28, 2014
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Market Updates 


YTD through April                          2014               2013      %Chng

Visitor Expend. ($ mil.)              $4,896.0         $5,040.1        -2.9%

Visitor Arrivals                         2,720,760        2,793,580        -2.6%

The full report is available here


June - August                                 2014               2013      %Chng

TOTAL SEATS:                           2,981,625         2,879,546       3.5%

Domestic:                                 2,114,587         2,006,121        5.4%

International:                             867,038            873,425        -0.7% 

The full report is available here.


Celebrating the 142nd
King Kamehameha Day

In honor of King Kamehameha I, June 11 was established as a state holiday in Hawaii to pay tribute to the most highly regarded leader in Hawaiian history. Referred to as Kamehameha the Great, his accomplishments left behind a great legacy which included uniting the eight islands into one kingdom. Read more

Waikiki Beach Rated Top Beach of 2014


Every year Dr. Stephen Leatherman, known as "Dr. Beach," ranks the nation's best beaches. Topping the list this year was Kahanamoku Beach at the west end of Waikiki Beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Also rounding out the top 10 were Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on Oahu and Hamoa Beach on Maui.
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Recognizing Hawaii's Ahupuaa 

Last month, representatives of the Hawaiian civic clubs, neighborhood boards, community organizations, state and county transportation departments and Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners gathered in Punaluu on Oahu's North Shore to dedicate the first modern-day ahupuaa boundary marker for the moku (district) of Koolauloa.   
Meet the Team Laci Goshi

HTA Brand Manager Laci Goshi has been working in Hawaii's hospitality industry for nearly 10 years. Starting off at a wholesaler while earning her bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Laci went on to work at the Pacific Beach Hotel and Aqua Hotels and Resorts before joining the HTA ohana in 2013. She currently oversees Hawaii's largest market, North America, as well as cruise industry initiatives.
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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.