Print This Page

News Releases & Statements

1/16/2018 HTA Statement: Initial Travel Demand for Hawai'i Unaffected by False Missile Alert

1/13/2018 False Missile Alert Issued by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

1/11/2018 HTA: Randy Baldemor Stepping Down as COO 

1/11/2018 HTA Sponsoring Festivals - County of Maui Events Training Program 

1/10/2018 Hawai‘i Visitor Accommodation Units Surpassed 80,000 Statewide in 2017

1/9/2018 Statement by George Szigeti RE: HTA and PGA TOUR Extend Partnership to Host Hawai'i Golf Tournaments to 2022

1/4/2018 Hawai‘i Timeshare Properties Averaged 90.1 Percent Occupancy in Third Quarter 2017 

1/2/18 HTA 2018 President's Message

12/28/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 4.5 Percent to $1.29 Billion in November 2017

12/27/17 HTA Issues Japan-Taiwan LGBT Travel Studies

12/21/17 Revenue Per Available Room for Hawaii Hotels Grew 5.5 Percent in November 2017, Hotel Occupancy and Average Daily Rate Also Increased Year-Over-Year

11/30/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 4.4 Percent to $1.3 Billion in October 2017

11/29/17 Travelers Should Not Be Alarmed by Monthly Test of Attack Warning Signal

11/28/17 Revenue Per Available Room for Hawaii Hotels Rose 3.8 Percent in October 2017, Hawaii Hotel Performance Year-to-Date Outpacing 2016

11/21/17 Hawaii Tourism Authority to Publish Monthly Hawaii Hotel Performance Report

11/20/17 Hawaii Tourism Authority Appoints Jennifer Chun as Director of Tourism Research 

11/9/17 Ceasing of Interisland Flight Operations by Island Air

10/26/17 Hawaii Spending Rose 7.1 Percent to 12.56 Billion in First Three Quarters of 2017. Arrivals Increased 4.9 Percent to 7 Million Visitors

10/11/17 Travel Industry Notification from the HTA. RE: 1% TAT Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2018

10/10/17 Hawaii Tourism Authority Awarding $3.5 Million to Support 124 Hawaiian Culture, Natural Resources and Community Programs in 2018

9/28/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Grew 6.1 Percent in August 2017

9/13/17 ADVISORY: Global Tourism Summit Schedule Announced

9/12/17 HTA Extends Partnership with Hawaii Open WTA Tournament through 2019

9/11/17 Student Debate Competition to Highlight Opening Day of Global Tourism Summit

9/8/17 Hawaii Marketing Outlook, Activities Being Emphasized at Global Tourism Summit

9/6/17 HTA Requesting Attendees to Register for Global Tourism Summit by September 11

8/30/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 9.8 Percent in July 2017

8/29/17 Ted Allen of the Food Network to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, September 20

8/24/17 Hawaiian Culture a Key Focus at Global Tourism Summit, September 19-21

8/8/17 Olof Yrr Atladottir of Icelandic Tourist Board to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, September 21

7/27/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 8.7 Percent to $8.4 Billion in First Half of 2017 Visitor Arrivals Increased 4.3 Percent to 4.6 Million

7/26/17 Early-Bird Savings to Register for the 2017 Global Tourism Summit Ends July 31 Sustainable Tourism is the Summit Theme, September 19-21

7/13/17 Neil Everett of ESPN to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, September 20 [pdf]

7/10/17 B2B Networking Sessions and Japan Summit Offer New Business Leads at 2017 Global Tourism Summit [pdf]

6/29/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 8.7 Percent in May 2017 [pdf]

6/21/17 HTA Offers Funding to Programs Supporting Hawaiian Culture, Hawaii's Natural Resources and Community-Based Events in 2018 [pdf]

6/19/17 Registration Opens for 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, Sept. 19-21 [pdf]

5/25/17 Hawaii Visitor Spending Rose 9 Percent in April 2017 [pdf]

5/19/17 Hawaii Tourism Authority Welcomes Sherry Menor-McNamara and Kelly Sanders to Serve on its Board of Directors [pdf]

5/9/17 Welcome Message for the U.S. Travel Association [pdf]

5/5/2017 HTA Statement: Tourism Industry Encouraged to Recognize Hawaii's #FacesofTravel [pdf]

4/28/2017 Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 12.3 Percent in March 2017 [pdf]

4/20/2017 HTA Statement: Rat Lungworm Disease is Very Rare and Easily Preventable in Hawaii [pdf]

4/13/2017 HTA Statement: Proposed Legislation Impacting Hawaii's Tourism Future [pdf]

3/29/2017 VIsitor Spending Increased 11.5 Percent in February 2017 [pdf]

3/16/2017 Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues State's First-Ever Studies on LGBT Travel [pdf]

3/9/2017 Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues Two Studies on Alternative Accomodations [pdf]

2/28/2017 Hawaii Visitor Statistics Results for January 2017 [pdf]

2/27/2017 Hawaii Tourism Authority Supporting 128 Hawaiian Culture, Environment and Community Programs in 2017 [pdf]

1/31/2017 Hawaii Convention Center’s Green Efforts Help 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Achieve Coveted Sustainability Certification [pdf]

1/30/2017 Hawaii Visitor Statistics Results for 2016 [pdf]

1/13/2017 Statement by George D. Szigeti, President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority RE: Delta Announces New Daily Nonstop Flights Between Seattle and Kauai [pdf]

1/4/2017 HTA, L.A. Clippers Team Up for Hawaii Night Celebration at STAPLES Center [pdf]



News Releases Archive














DIACRITICALS recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the `okina [`] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai`i such as Lāna'i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 973-2255
Fax: (808) 973-2253

Visit us on Facebook Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on YouTube