One of Hawaii's largest locally-based hotel operators is growing as Outrigger expands on Maui. They recently acquired not one, but two properties on the island's west side, helping to boost the quantity and quality of the company's holdings. … [Read more...] about Outrigger Expands on Maui
No, this isn't a post about Hawaiian Airlines or Aloha Airlines. Rather, Aloha Pualani is about the departure of Ka'iwi's latest pup and the reopening of the stretch of popular beach that the duo has been occupying. … [Read more...] about Aloha Pualani!
HNL Runway 8L Reopens
For a while now, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) has been conducting disruptive work at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Thankfully, though, HNL Runway 8L Reopens just in time for the busy summer season. … [Read more...] about HNL Runway 8L Reopens
Disney Aulani Partners with HPU
No, this partnership isn't about helping to train the next generation of travel industry majors. Instead, Disney Aulani partners with HPU to help with conservation research at the university's Oceanic Institute. And, no, they aren't just donating money for research - they're directly involved. … [Read more...] about Disney Aulani Partners with HPU
Hawaii Hotel Occupancy Drops in April 2023
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
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