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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ige: More Re-openings at 60% Vaccination Rate
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 3506 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... wait until the State of Hawaii has vaccinated at least 60 percent of residents before allowing higher occupancy ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
Alaska victory bodes well for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:39 PM :: 2584 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... A case of maritime-related common sense has broken out in Washington, DC. ...

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
484K Visitors to Hawaii in April, 2021
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 6:44 PM :: 2484 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... 484,071 visitors arrived by air service to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2021, down 43.0 percent from the April 2019 count of 849,397 visitors ... 

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Recovery Accelerating
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 2716 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 3.5 percent, up from 2.7 percent ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
President Biden signs bill exempting Alaska Cruise Ships from PVSA
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:55 PM :: 2969 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... The Alaska Tourism Restoration Act provides the Last Frontier temporary relief from the 135-year-old PVSA, which requires foreign-flagged vessels carrying passengers between U.S. ports to stop in a foreign port as part of the itinerary .... 

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
April 2021 Hotel Revenues up 138%
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 4:28 PM :: 2492 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... ADR was more than double last year’s level ($300, +138.6%), and occupancy was 50.8 percent (+42.0 percentage points), which would have been disappointing performance pre-pandemic ....

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Monday, May 17, 2021
Facial Imaging Now Operational at Five Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 3272 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

... Airports Division announces the operation of Phase III of the thermal temperature screening and facial imaging project at Hawaii’s five major airports that accept trans-Pacific flights ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
What happens after Pride of America says ‘aloha’ to Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:14 AM :: 4623 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... If the 2,186-passenger cruise liner were redeployed or retired today, there would be no comparable ship to replace it under federal law ....

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Monday, May 10, 2021
Hirono: Lets Use COVID Aid to Blackmail United Airlines
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 5337 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

"... require any new PSP agreement with United Airlines or any applicant require the airline to refrain from outsourcing jobs ...."

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Travel Weekly: Grassroot Institute Cruises the Last Frontier
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 2817 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... it's been deemed easier to work with Canada rather than those within the U.S. government committed to preserving the status quo ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Ige Signs Proclamation--Vaccine Passport Begins May 11
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3042 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The state’s Safe Travels platform went online today, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
Creating Facts on the Ground: Stadium Authority Rushes Decision to Demolish Aloha Stadium
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4370 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

... In a special Stadium Authority Board Meeting this morning (Thursday, May 6), the Board confirmed and voted for an early demolition of the existing stadium location ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Hawaii Tourism Recovery Slowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2855 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Biometric Controls for International Arrivals at Honolulu Airport
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 3085 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

... fulfills a Congressional mandate to biometrically record the entry and exit of non-U.S. citizens ....

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Sunday, May 2, 2021
Counties, the TAT Is Now Your Problem Too!
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2432 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... For many years, the counties and the State have been bickering about how much support from the State’s transient accommodations tax (TAT) they should get ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
March Visitor Arrivals Up 1.1%
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 5:02 AM :: 2918 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... This was the first time in a year where visitor arrivals were up, but the year-to-date arrivals were still significantly down (-60.1%) ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Maui, Kona Rental Car Rates Top $900/wk
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 4069 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Kahului, Hawaii, is the most expensive U.S. destination in which to rent a car this spring ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
VIDEO: Squatters Take Over Uncle Billy's Hotel
By Video @ 1:10 AM :: 4154 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... Akamai readers will remember this is exactly what happened to the old Hilo Hotel on Kinoole St during the 1990s depression ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Maui, Kauai Mayors to Pursue TAT Tax Hike
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 3660 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... House Bill 862 authorizes counties to impose a new hotel room tax of up to 3% ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Real ID enforcement deadline extended to May 2023
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 3099 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... Oahu residents now have an additional 19 months to get the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state identification cards before they will need it to board domestic flights and enter some federal buildings ....

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Saturday, April 24, 2021
Modernizing Rental Car and Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Taxes for a Post-Pandemic Future
By Tax Foundation @ 6:21 PM :: 2769 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... Hawaii’s Department of Taxation adopted rules in February 2021 to levy the state’s rental car tax onto peer-to-peer car sharing by interpreting car sharing platforms as being the lessor of the vehicles on the marketplace ....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
March Hotel Performance Flat
By News Release @ 5:39 AM :: 3061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... In March 2021, Hawai‘i hotels statewide reported similar revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to March 2020 ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
White House Finalizes Pacific Ocean Protections for Humpback Whale
By Court House News @ 7:49 PM :: 2907 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... the Biden administration agrees to designate more than 100,000 square nautical miles as critical habitat for the endangered humpback whale ....

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Video: Ige Announces Inter-Island Vaccine Passport System
By Video @ 10:06 PM :: 3134 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... Qualifying interisland travelers may begin entering their information into Safe Travels Hawaii https://travel.hawaii.gov/ on May 7 for travel on or after May 11. ...

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
Is the Pacific Ocean now “ceded land?”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 4201 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... HB1019, creating a new OHA revenue stream at the expense of small dive-tour businesses, is quietly heading to conference committee ....

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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time to get state out of tourism promotion?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:06 PM :: 2390 Views :: Tourism

... Since the launch of the Safe Travels program in October 2020, Hawaii’s tourism industry has been making a comeback ....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Mobility Data Shows Fewer Residents Staying at Home
By UHERO @ 10:21 PM :: 2509 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... A potential cause of the recent virus spread is the decline in the share of people staying at home and a rise in gatherings ....

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Mokuleia Crash: A Nest of Incompetents Surrounding 11 Deaths
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 4817 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Accident Involving Inadequately Trained Pilot Leads to Call for Better Monitoring of Flight Instructors ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Vaccine Passport: Hawaii vs Florida
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 3926 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

“...Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life — such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater— would create two cases of citizens based on vaccination....”

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Ige Signs 19th COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 2255 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... the proclamation includes mention of an anticipated new exception for vaccinated travelers that will become effective only upon approval by the director of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
​Public hearing set on Honolulu short-term rental draft rules
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3179 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... DPP will hold a public hearing April 6 on draft rules to regulate and register short-term rentals on O‘ahu ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 3419 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

"... The Aa2 rating on the State of Hawaii's general obligation bonds recognizes the significant fiscal challenges posed by the current health and economic crisis...."

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Outdoor Weddings up to 100 People Now Allowed on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 3222 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... the request to modify Honolulu’s COVID-19 recovery framework to include “weddings” as a category has been approved and is effective immediately ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
State Of Hawaii And Airline Carriers Partner To Expand Pre-Clear Programs
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 3108 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... to allow travelers to confirm compliance with the Safe Travels Program prior to departure and bypass mandatory airport screenings upon arrival ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 9.2% for February
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 3220 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 9.2 percent compared to the revised rate of 10.3 percent in January ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
235,000 Visitors to Hawaii in February
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 2748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... the average daily census showed that there were 90,776 visitors in Hawaii on any given day in February 2021, compared to 250,052 visitors per day in February 2020 ....

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
DLNR to Select Banyan Drive Proposals Next Month
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 2497 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

... renovations of the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel and Country Club Condominium Hotel ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Mayor Blangiardi meets with wedding industry demonstrators
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 3472 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Mayor Rick Blangiardi listened to members of the wedding industry during a demonstration outside of Honolulu Hale ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Kahele, Case Bills Propose National Heritage Sites for Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 7:39 PM :: 2936 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

... South Kona coastline and Kaena Point .... 

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Monday, March 15, 2021
New COVID Relief Law Creates $29 Billion Grant Program For Local Restaurants, Bars
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 2919 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... The grant is equal to the business’s pandemic-related revenue loss: 2019 gross receipts minus 2020 gross receipts ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Vaccinations for Age 65+ and Tourism Industry Workers Begin Monday
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2850 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

"...This includes people who work in hotels and hospitality, food service, banking and finance, transportation, construction, media, logistics, information technology and more...."

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Alaska cruising crisis shows need for flexibility in U.S. maritime law
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:13 AM :: 2451 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Like Hawaii, Alaska relies heavily on tourism .... 

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Sunday, March 7, 2021
Grassroot Institute supports Alaska bid seeking exemption from cruising ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:50 PM :: 2906 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... Alaska's tourism industry is in deep trouble because foreign cruise ships may not carry passengers between U.S. ports without a foreign stop ....

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Saturday, March 6, 2021
'Safe Travels' App to Become Vaccination Passport?
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 3652 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... vaccination records will be supported by the standards being developed under the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Ige Approves Kauai Return to 'Safe Travels' Program
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 2870 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

... with the legislature threatening to force Kauai back into the fold, it's 'game over' for anti-tourism activists--for now .... 

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Friday, March 5, 2021
UHERO: Recovery Poised to Accelerate
By UHERO @ 7:00 AM :: 2905 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... Falling virus counts and vaccination progress set the stage for a strengthening visitor industry recovery ....

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Kauai asks to rejoin Hawaii Safe Travels program in April
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3028 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

... At this time, more than 24,000 doses of vaccine have been administered on Kaua‘i, and by April we are confident that employees in the hospitality and food service industries will be offered vaccines ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
HB1314: Grabs TAT from Counties
By Tax Foundation @ 8:13 PM :: 2439 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... Repeals the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenue to the counties ....

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Friday, February 26, 2021
January 2021 visitor arrivals drop 80.1%
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 3326 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... In January, a total of 171,976 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service, compared to 862,574 ....

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Tops in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 3916 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... In December, Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate among the states at 9.3%, followed by Nevada at an unemployment rate of 9.2%. Both of these rates are higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7%....

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