Hawaii Vacation & Tourism News

an aerial view of the u.s.s. arizona memorial

I can’t tell you how many people each week ask me about this venue so on today’s podcast we talk about Hawaii’s #1 tourist attraction; Pearl Harbor. It also happens to be one to the most confusing. Pearl harbor is an all-encompassing term that is an area which includes...

Ever since Mark Twain’s famous journey to Hawaii in 1866 as a correspondent for the Sacramento Union, the Kilauea lava flow has been attracting visitors from around the world. And for good reason. This is Mother Nature at her rawest and Madam Pele made visible in all of her...

Bruce Fisher gives a Thumbs Up

Well, 2014 is winding down and we thought we’d take a look at some of the big news stories in Hawaii travel and tourism that happened this year. It was an interesting year to say the least, particularly in Hawaii’s tourism industry. There was a lot that happened that is...

Well, the holiday season is upon us, folks! And their arrival signals another seasonal spike in visitor arrivals to Hawaii. Visitor arrivals continue to grow, and a gloomy weather forecast for North America, Hawaii’s largest source market, could see a significant spike in arrivals as temperatures on the mainland...

View of the pool at the Hilton Waikialoa Village

On October 10th, Maui resident Kathleen Soule filed a class action lawsuit against Priceline and Marriott Resorts. Kathleen is suing because she believes she was faced with unfair and unreasonable assessment and collection of 'Hawaii resort fees.' On August 9, 2011, Kathleen used Priceline.com to book a reservation at the...

A beautiful mountain ridge on Kauai

I feel like a lot of things big have happened in Hawaii pretty recently… Big Island had an earthquake, two hurricanes threatened the islands, (which had all grocery stores cleared out of water and canned goods across the entire state and everyone on high alert), primary elections took place,...

Place of egsws, ham and toast from Eggs and Things

Today we’ll be talking about the recently released Hawaii’s Best 2014, which is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This people’s choice award is a list of the top voted best restaurants, bars, retail shops, activities, health & beauty care, neighborhood hangouts and more. With 144 categories,...

documents for traveling to Hawaii

Let me begin by first stating that the customer is always right. I like to subscribe to this philosophy because it’s a good attitude to maintain when providing a service for people. It’s important to keep clients happy and I usually go out of my way to make this...

Aloha and welcome to another episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection! Today I’m giving you my top recommendations for how to fast track into relax mode during your Hawaiian vacation. You know how after a vacation ends you feel like it took half the time just to decompress and unwind?...

The weather in Hawaii lately has been quite bipolar. We've had heavy rainstorms followed by thick vog followed by sunny skies and no trades. Ask any local, it's been a hot summer so far, and we've only just made it to June! Earlier this week Star Advertiser published an...

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an aerial view of waikiki on oahu
Back in the "old days," visitors to Oahu had, pretty much, one option when deciding where to stay — Waikiki. But, in 2016, the number...
a craft fair booth
Every time I walk in my door, I see the Hawaiian quilted sign that reads: Ho Olu Hemo Your Shoes (translation: Please remove your...
Just when we thought the Hawaii tourism industry couldn't possibly be any more creative, they've upped the ante! Get ready for a virtual reality...
the palms resort in dubai at night
Back in January, there was speculation that Atlantis Resorts, known for its extravagant ocean-themed resorts, would develop its first U.S. project in Ko Olina on...
a rack of aloha wear clothes
I have a confession to make: Circa 2005, I dressed myself, my husband, my mother, and my daughter in matching Aloha wear for family...

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