Statewide News Releases
- TRAVEL AGENTS NAME HAWAII 'BEST SELLING DESTINATION'
- December 4, 2009
HONOLULU - The readers of Recommend magazine named Hawaii the "Best Selling Destination" in North America in its 13th Annual Reader's Choice Awards.
The fill-in survey asked participants to note their top choices in a number of categories, including airlines, rental car, rail, cruises, destinations, and hotels and resorts, and global distribution systems (GDS). Recommend's Reader's Choice Award winners were determined based on the highest number of votes received from more than 1,000 travel agents and professionals between August 15 and September 30. The complete list of honorees will be published in the travel trade magazine's December issue.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE ISLANDS OF ALOHA – MARCH 2009
- March 1, 2009
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (Oahu), officially re-opened with its Pink Is the New Fabulous gala event on March 7. Celebrity event designer David Beahm coordinated the celebration that brought Hollywood celebrities to Oahu for the occasion and featured entertainment by Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti. For more information, visit Royal-Hawaiian.com.
- HAWAII GIVING BAY AREA RESIDENTS "A THOUSAND REASONS TO SMILE"
- February 27, 2009
Under the alluring theme, Hawaii: A Thousand Reasons to Smile, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), along with its Island Chapters (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii's Big Island) will charm Bay Area residents with a month-long Hawaii promotion that is certain to turn heads and get them smiling and reaching for their wallets over thoughts of a vacation in the islands.
- HVCB CAMPAIGN TO GIVE BAY AREA "A THOUSAND REASONS TO SMILE"
- February 26, 2009
HONOLULU - Hawaii's second-largest market for visitors - the San Francisco Bay Area - is going to see, hear, and experience the Islands of Aloha in March like never before in a new campaign led by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB).
- HVCB WINS TOP AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETING COMPETITION
- January 29, 2009
HONOLULU - The largest international marketing competition for hospitality, travel, and tourism - the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards - has presented Hawaii its top honor for online marketing.
- HVCB NAMED BEST TOURISM BUREAU BY AGENT@HOME MAGAZINE - Copy
- January 12, 2009
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has been named Best Tourism Bureau Overall in the "Destinations" category ofAgent@Home magazine's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards. This marks the second straight year HVCB has earned the distinction for the quality of its travel trade programs.
- HAWAII'S WINTER WARMTH REINVIGORATES OBAMA OHANA BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION - Copy
- January 6, 2009
HONOLULU - President-Elect Barack Obama, joined by his ohana (family) and several close friends, concluded his Hawaii winter vacation last week, refreshed and reinvigorated for the upcoming January 20 presidential inauguration.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE ISLANDS OF ALOHA – JANUARY 2009
- January 1, 2009
Experience what's new with Hawaii's events and attractions, developments in the islands, accolades, and transportation updates.