As we begin to dip into a summer of unknown travel performance, Hawaii hotel occupancy drops in April 2023. Unsurprisingly, with a drop in occupancy, we also saw a drop in the average daily rate (ADR) last month, too. … [Read more...] about Hawaii Hotel Occupancy Drops in April 2023
Hawaii 2023 Green Fee Fails
A tourism impact fee has been up for discussion in the islands for some time now. However, despite strong public support, the Hawaii 2023 Green Fee fails to make it out of the Legislature. Such is how things work in Hawaii. … [Read more...] about Hawaii 2023 Green Fee Fails
Check Out the Stunning Alaska Air Salmon People Livery
Alaska Air has long had fun liveries. Historically, one of these has been their signature Salmon Thirty Salmon one. But no more. Instead, a stunning Alaska Air Salmon People Livery was revealed late last week, which, to me, pays homage to the beloved livery while paying respects to Native Alaskans. … [Read more...] about Check Out the Stunning Alaska Air Salmon People Livery
Ka’iwi’s Pup Has a Name!
On Monday, the Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) group announced that Ka'iwi's pup has a name! As was the case with the last monk seal pup born in Waikiki, the students of nearby Waikiki Elementary School. … [Read more...] about Ka’iwi’s Pup Has a Name!
Check Out the Hawaiian 787 Interior!
Boeing Dreamliners graced by Pualani are scheduled to begin arriving in their new island home later this year. And after much anticipation, the Hawaiian 787 interior was finally unveiled, including the configuration of their hotly debated business class product. … [Read more...] about Check Out the Hawaiian 787 Interior!
Technology Issues Persist at Hawaiian
Nearly a month after its massive IT upgrade, technology issues persist at Hawaiian. Not only are they still struggling with that enormous change, but an issue at their outsourced data center further compounded their challenges. … [Read more...] about Technology Issues Persist at Hawaiian
Hana Highway Partially Closes
2023 has been a wet year for Hawaii so far, which is great for drought-stricken Maui and Hawaii Island. However, all that rain can destabilize land, which is what happened in East Maui. Unfortunately, as a result, the Hana Highway partially closes for up to a month. … [Read more...] about Hana Highway Partially Closes
Outstanding: Aubergine Carmel
You know that I'm always on the lookout for great eats where ever I go. So, in Carmel, I knew from early on that I wanted to check out the iconic Aubergine Carmel. Yeah, our previous dinner in the area was an utter disappointment, though that was NOT the case at Auberge Carmel - quite the opposite, actually. … [Read more...] about Outstanding: Aubergine Carmel
The Matcha Bar at Obake Honolulu
I was devastated when Kaimuki's HeiHo House closed. Thankfully, many of those involved reappeared at Obake Honolulu. This past weekend, the Mrs. and I went to check out their daytime Matcha Bar at Obake Honolulu. … [Read more...] about The Matcha Bar at Obake Honolulu
Buh-Bye Marriott Bonvoy Premier Visa
As you all know, I've been on a mission to reduce the amount of annual fees I'm paying. The latest development in this mission is me saying buh-by Marriott Bonvoy Premier Visa! This was a no-brainer, given my current travel style and the card's utility to me. … [Read more...] about Buh-Bye Marriott Bonvoy Premier Visa