Statewide News Releases
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - SUMMER 2017
- July 6, 2017
HAWAII – From the unveiling of exciting hotel renovations, new outdoor adventure activities and satiating summer culinary creations, there’s never been a better time to visit the Islands. Listed below are some of our top island highlights. For additional updates regarding each island, please reference the appropriate newsletter of each island chapter – Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau and Oahu Visitors Bureau.
- HAWAII'S NATURAL BEAUTY SHINES FROM ALL ANGLES AND ELEVATIONS
- June 28, 2017
The diversified landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands offer an abundance of opportunities for inspiration and rejuvenation. From witnessing molten lava flows on the island of Hawaii and soaking in views of Mount Waialeale while water tubing through the rainforests of Kauai, to viewing the sunrise at the 10,023-foot elevation summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui and experiencing a brand new adventure park on Oahu’s west side, a wide-range of exploration and excitement awaits.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - SPRING 2017
- April 17, 2017
HAWAII – Spring is always an exciting time to visit the Islands. And with humpback whale watching season in full swing, the recent unveiling of extensive renovations at several Hawaii hotels, and fresh culinary and activity offerings, there’s no better time to visit than now.
- FLAVORS THAT EXCITE, UNITE AND ARE SURE TO SATISFY ANY APPETITE
- March 22, 2017
An appetizing destination for foodie aficionados from around the world, Hawaii is becoming a culinary destination reflective of the uniqueness and bounty of the islands. Showcasing fresh and innovative combinations, many of the islands’ top chefs and restaurants have recently received national recognition for their ability to provide elevated dining experiences that more than satisfy the palate and establish a modern Hawaii sense of place through taste.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - WELCOME TO 2017
- February 2, 2017
As part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences, the Coco Palms Resort on the east side of Kauai will begin construction in 2017. The Coco Palms Resort was originally built in 1953 with just over 20 guestrooms on grounds that were once home to Kauai’s last reigning queen, Queen Deborah Kapule Kekaihaakulou. Devastated by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, the revitalization of the 363-room historic hotel is scheduled to begin this year and slated to open in 2018.
- MADE IN HAWAII. MADE WITH ALOHA
- December 7, 2016
The breathtaking landscapes and luscious produce of the islands serve as a unique canvas of opportunity and ideas for many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Whether it be the history of the kalo (taro) plant that inspires the design of an aloha shirt, or the allure of a wave’s arch that captivates the eye of a local ocean photographer, from photographs to fabric designs, the images and experiences of Hawaii are displayed through the works of many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Made in Hawaii and made with aloha, Hawaii truly offers products from the heart, capturing a priceless value that expresses the essence of the aloha spirit and the beauty of its maker. Whether returning home from the islands and searching for the perfect gift for friends or families, or simply looking to gift something special to a loved one, listed below are some artisans that articulate the beauty of Hawaii.
- 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.