Statewide News Releases
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - HOLIDAYS 2016
- December 1, 2016
“Hui Holidays” artisan showcase returns with a winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24 on the island of Maui. During the holiday season, the Hui Gallery gift shop at Kaluanui will be open daily from 9-4 p.m. and has expanded to include even more one-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artists and crafters like paintings, ceramic pieces, hand-blown glass work, locally made beauty products, holiday ornaments and more.
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - OCT/NOV 2016
- October 3, 2016
Expedia® Media Solutions and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced the launch of a new global marketing campaign, ‘Discover Your Aloha,’ that will promote travel to the Hawaiian Islands through a custom solution featuring facial recognition technology. The first time that Expedia Media Solutions has integrated facial recognition software into a partner marketing campaign, the technology measures viewers’ reactions as they engage with the video content showcasing the beauty and unique cultural elements of the Hawaiian Islands.
- GO GREEN, GO HAWAII - OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECOTOURISM THRIVE
- September 22, 2016
The concerns of the natural world were heard and addressed in one of the world’s most exceptional places to see the power and beauty of nature.
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - AUG/SEPT 2016
- August 1, 2016
The new GoHawaii App, the state of Hawaii’s first travel destination mobile app created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), offers valuable travel tips for each of the six major Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the island of Hawaii. App users will discover useful information to help them enjoy Hawaii’s wide variety of sites, activities, special events and cultural festivals statewide. A special app feature is a collection of “Locomoji” – Hawaii-inspired emojis that can be shared with family and friends.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - June/July 2016
- June 1, 2016
Four Seasons Hotels is looking forward to welcoming guests to its new, highly anticipated Oahu beachfront property at Ko Olina Resort beginning June 1. Chic, airy and spotlighting vast ocean views, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina offers 371 luxurious rooms and suites, five restaurants and lounges, four pools, a white sand beach, a multi-level spa and wellness centre, tennis facilities and watersports, and preferred access to the Ko Olina Golf Club. The resort’s oceanfront location is an ideal spot for weddings and romantic getaways. And a sheltered lagoon is ready for family fun for all ages
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - APRIL/MAY 2016
- May 3, 2016
Following the completion of more than $110 million in renovations, the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki is scheduled to open in summer 2016, becoming Oahu’s first Hilton Garden Inn and the chain’s largest property worldwide. The new resort will offer 623 rooms, including 32 suites redeveloped to satisfy modern, multigenerational travelers. Renovations will also include a full-service restaurant and lounge, a grab-and-go market, an upgraded contemporary lobby with a two-story cathedral ceiling, an enhanced pool deck, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. HiltonGardenInn.com
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016
- February 1, 2016
Recently developed 808 Center is Honolulu’s newest three-story restaurant and entertainment complex. Located in the heart of the city, and a 10-minute walk from Ala Moana Shopping Center, 808 Center features 11 dining options, two full service salons and a karaoke entertainment center. Coming soon to 808 Center are Jean Marc French Cuisine by JJ, Flower and Spoon, Café Plumeria (formerly known as Ailana Shave Ice), Cake M, Hawaii Voice, Kapalau Custom Jewelry and Jean Marc Patisserie by JJ (also known as JJ Bakery). 808 Center features Hawai‘i’s first vertical parking garage and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Facebook.com/808Center
- THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FROM THE ICONIC TO THE UNEXPECTED
- January 12, 2016
Six distinct islands provide surprising experiences at every turn.
- HAWAII RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS TRAVEL TRADE AWARDS
- December 17, 2015
Travel Weekly Honors Hawaii as “Best in Destinations, U.S. State” and Maui as “Best in Destinations, Hawaii” for 12th straight year.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - HOLIDAYS IN HAWAII AND LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016
- November 18, 2015
Named after the paakai (salt) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of what is now Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, SALT at Our Kakaako is designed to become the city’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and innovative events. Repurposing existing area structures, landowner Kamehameha Schools is planning a lively, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. Set for opening in late 2015, SALT at Our Kakaako is expected to be Hawaii’s first urban mixed-use, mixed-income community. OurKakaako.com