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HONOLULU – The hot-button subject of tourism’s impact on communities – especially in regard to short-term vacation rentals and alternative accommodations in neighborhoods – will be addressed in key sessions at the Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the summit’s theme – ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit to Address, Seek Solutions to Balancing Tourism’s Success with Community Impacts, October 1-3

HONOLULU – Are you a not-for-profit or private for-profit business that reduced work hours and/or staff, or shut down as a consequence of the April 2018 flooding? Are you an individual currently under- or unemployed due to your employer reducing work hours as a consequence of the April 2018 flooding? If you answered “yes” to ...
Read More PRESS RELEASE – Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant – North Shore Kauai Community Briefing

HONOLULU – Hawaii hotels statewide and in Maui County, Kauai and Oahu reported increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) in August, even as Hurricane Lane’s approach to the Hawaiian Islands increased cancellations to reduce occupancy. Hotels on the island of Hawaii reported declines or flat results in RevPAR, ADR ...
Read More RevPAR (0) and ADR (2) Increased for Hawaii Hotels Statewide in August, But Occupancy Decreased (78.3%) Due to Hurricane Lane

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 22 – SEPT. 28 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the northbound H-2 Freeway offramp from Farrington Highway in the town-bound direction will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, for electrical maintenance work. Electronic message boards will be posted to ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Offramp to the northbound H-2 Freeway from Farrington Highway town-bound will be closed on Sept. 24 and 25

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) offering to provide funding support for Signature Events hosted by qualified organizations specifically for resort areas on Maui, Kauai, the island of Hawaii, and at Ko Olina on Oahu in 2019. HTA-supported Signature Events are major festivals and events providing unique, ...
Read More HTA Issues Request for Proposals to Support Signature Events in Resort Areas on Maui, Kauai, Island of Hawaii, and at Ko Olina on Oahu

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 21 – SEPT. 23 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

Free car seat check events to be held during National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), together with all four county police departments and child passenger safety advocates, launches National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29. During Child Passenger Safety Week and year-round, Hawaii’s child passenger safety ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT reminds caregivers to buckle up their keiki every trip, every time

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) shared its 2017-18 Strive HI Performance System results today during a Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Smarter Balanced test scores showed English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy performance gains in all grade levels tested (Grades 3-8 and 11) and Math score increases in four of seven grades tested ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Annual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schools

HONOLULU – Opening day of the Global Tourism Summit will feature the unveiling of marketing programs being implemented in 2019 to promote leisure and business travel to the Hawaiian Islands from major markets worldwide. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Global Tourism Summit takes place October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center in ...
Read More HTA-Funded Marketing Programs Promoting Hawaii Travel in 2019 Being Unveiled at Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3