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June 22, 2018

Maui Panel Discusses Quality of Life Issues Ahead of 2018 Election

The panel discussed issues that included the influx of tourism, keeping pace with infrastructure, affordable housing, control of water, the importance of agriculture and efforts to diversify the economy. 
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April 09, 2018

HTA: Proposed Funding Cuts Will ‘Severely Hamper’ Tourism Industry

Hawaii Tourism CEO: "Make no mistake, HTA will be forced to make significant cuts to its marketing programs that support Hawaiʻi’s number one industry, and..."
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March 29, 2018

Longer Stays on Maui Boost Visitor Spending in February

Here on Maui, visitor spending grew by 6.1% in February to $429.8 million, fueled by an increase in visitor days (+6.3%).
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February 08, 2018

State Predicts Improved Economy in 2018

Entering 2018, the report shows positive signs for the economy, including the financial sector distributing bonuses and a raised minimum wage rate.
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April 28, 2017

Maui Visitor Spending Grew 6.8% in March 2017

Visitor spending on Maui grew (+6.8% to $423.7 million) in March 2017, boosted by increased daily spending (+6.7% to $217 per person).
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March 29, 2017

Maui Visitor Spending Up 8.3%, Arrivals Down 0.9% in February 2017

On Maui, per person daily spending increased (+9.3% to $234), leading to an overall growth in visitor spending (+8.3% to $14.3M per day) in February 2017.
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February 28, 2017

Visitor Arrivals to Maui Up 1.5% in January 2017

Visitor arrivals on Maui increased (+1.5%) in January 2017 year-over-year, but a shorter length of stay resulted in no growth in visitor days (+0.3%).
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January 12, 2017

Island Air Blesses New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

With the addition of the new aircraft, Island Air will increase the number of daily roundtrips between Honolulu and Kahului from six to seven
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October 28, 2016

Maui Visitor Spending Up 9.3% to $3.4 Billion

Total visitor spending in the Hawaii increased 10.4% to $1.2 billion in September 2016, setting a new record and making it the 4th straight month of year-over-year increases.
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November 21, 2011

Slower Recovery Forecast, No Double-Dip

Dr. Leroy Laney told an audience at First Hawaiian Bank’s Business Outlook Forum on Oahu Friday that Hawaii's 2012 outlook is for a slower recovery than was envisioned just a few months ago.
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August 04, 2011

Westin Ocean Resort Villas Names New General Manager

The Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii has named Angela Nolan general manager for The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, located in north Kaanapali area.
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May 04, 2011

New Shark Tourism Study May Have Implications For All Shark Infested Waters

According to a new study, shark tourism is worth $18 million annually to the Pacific Island nation of Palau. Additionally, a single reef shark can contribute almost $2 million in its lifetime to the economy of Palau.
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March 22, 2011

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Receives Hawaii Green Hotel Award

On Friday, Governor Neil Abercrombie presented the “Hawai‘i Green Business Awards” to seven Hawaii hotels including the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.
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February 22, 2011

REPORT: State Forecasts Stronger Economic Growth Across All Counties

In its first quarter 2011 economic report, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism forecasts a strong recovery in 2011 and economic expansion in 2012.
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February 14, 2011

Hawaii Named Top Honeymoon Destination

Brides Magazine has named Hawaii the World’s Top Honeymoon Destination in its annual survey, followed by French Polynesia and Fiji, signaling a trend to stay beach bound.
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