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HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU NAMES TOM MULLEN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
October 19, 2015

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is pleased to announce Tom Mullen has joined the organization in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief operating officer. He began work on Sept. 1, replacing Wayne Arita, HVCB’s chief financial officer, who retired in September.

HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU NAMES MARY NEISTER VICE PRESIDENT OF MEET HAWAII
October 5, 2015

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes hospitality sales and marketing veteran Mary Neister to its team as vice president of Meet Hawaii. In this position, she will have the responsibility of leading HVCB’s sales efforts for meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI), and work in partnership with the Hawaii Convention Center team to grow the meetings market for the Hawaiian Islands.

What's New In The Hawaiian Islands - September 2015
September 1, 2015

An $18 million dollar renovation of the beachfront Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Oahu is currently underway. Upon completion of renovations in October 2015, guests will notice a dynamic redesign of the resort’s porte cochere, main lobby and front desk area. In addition, the grand Kona Moku Ballroom’s new design concept will include new wall covering, lighting, carpeting, doors, wood paneling, painting and new signage.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - JULY/AUGUST 2015
July 23, 2015

Reopening in 2016, the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel will be rebranded as Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay. In addition to gaining a new name, the property will undergo a renovation to include the complete refurbishment of all rooms, its lobby and meeting spaces, and exteriors. Once completed, the renovated property will be the only Hilton branded hotel on Kauai and the second Hilton Garden Inn in Hawaii. 

HAWAII HONORED WITH TRAVELAGE WEST WAVE AWARDS
June 22, 2015

The Hawaiian Islands received top honors at the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards for “Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction, USA” and “Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support.” The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) accepted the awards on June 11 in Marina Del Rey, Calif.

HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU WELCOMES ERICA NEVES AS MANAGER, TRAVEL TRADE MARKETING
June 16, 2015

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) announced today that Erica Neves has joined the Bureau as manager of travel trade marketing. She reports to Robyn Basso, senior director, travel industry partnerships.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - May/June 2015
May 6, 2015

Previously completing several upgrades, Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu on Kauai’s south shore is undergoing phase three of its resort expansion. The $90+ million renovation will include the addition of a 13,000-square-feet main pool, a poolside bar and grill, and a 12,000-square-feet mixed-use event center, as well as four new residential buildings surrounded by lush flora.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS – MARCH/APRIL 2015
March 5, 2015

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui announced the completion of a three-year, $70 million renovation project. Improvements made to the 22-acre Wailea property include the $5.1 million rebuild of Ko restaurant, the debut of the Willow Stream Spa, the restoration of 413 one-bedroom suites featuring new tropical contemporary designs, and refreshed décor including furniture, carpet, and lighting at the resorts luxurious 37 two-story villas.

HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL AGENT ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER
February 2, 2015

Revamped website and Hawaii Destination Specialist Program offer comprehensive information, training, tips, and tools

TRAVEL CHANNEL'S "THE TRIP: 2015" HIGHLIGHTS HAWAII
January 21, 2015

All-star hosts Samantha Brown, Bert Kreischer, Anthony Melchiorri, and Don Wildman take viewers to five Hawaiian Islands and give away a $100,000 dream vacation in TV special and sweepstakes

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