Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Maui Matsuri Business Award. Nominees are considered for the award based on their participation and support of the mission of the Maui Matsuri–preserving and perpetuating the Japanese culture on Maui.
For a limited time only, Hawaiian Air is offering up to 50% savings on a flight plus hotel package to a Neighbor Island. The booking period is Friday through Sunday, March 20 to 22, 2015. The travel period varies by hotel.
HC&S employees undertake rejuvenation projects each year during their off-season to benefit the community. Mālama Maui Nui was selected as one of the multiple organizations to receive assistance this year.
Average gas prices in Wailuku have leveled off, rising only one cent to $3.22 over the last week, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. The average price is 12 cents higher than last month, but $1.09 less than one year ago.
Members of the full Senate today unanimously confirmed Luis Salaveria as the director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Mary Alice Evans was confirmed as deputy director of the DBEDT.
Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce President Melen Agcolicol announced that the organization will host Philippine Consulate General of Honolulu Gina Jamoralin at its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului.
On Tuesday, March 17, the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court ruled that online traveling companies must pay tens of millions of dollars in back taxes to the state for hotel rooms sold over the Internet. The companies include Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity.
The Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel and its twin resort, The Plantation Inn, have been voted “Number One Hotel with the Best Aloha Spirit” and “Number One Best Budget Hotel” respectively, by readers of Hawai‘i Magazine.