News Releases

DBEDT Releases Results of Spring 2022 Resident Sentiment Survey

Support for Destination Management Remains Strong HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has issued the results of its S…

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau Share Efforts to 
Manage Tourism on Kaua‘i

Public Invited to Participate in Community Meetings, August 16 and 17 LĪHU‘E, KAUA‘I – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau (KVB) invites the public to at…

HTA Welcomes Return of Direct Japan Flights to Hawai‘i Island

KALAOA, HAWAI‘I – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) today joined federal, state and county leaders in welcoming the resumption of travel from Japan to the island of Hawai‘i with…

HTA Welcomes Five New Members to its Board of Directors

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) is pleased to announce the appointments of five new members to serve on its Board of Directors – hospitality and community leader Kim…

HTA Chief Administrative Officer Keith Regan To Depart Agency


HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority announces that Chief Administrative Officer Keith Regan will be departing the agency on August 3 to assume a new leadership role at the sta…

Visitor Satisfaction Rebounded to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Q1 2022

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released the results of its Q1 2022 Visitor Satisfaction and Activity Survey (VSAT) that shows overa…

American Advertising Federation Honors Mālama Hawai‘i Visitor Education Series with 2022 Best of Show Award

HONOLULU — Mālama Hawai‘i, the multi-media visitor education series created by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and its contractor Hawai‘i Tourism USA (HTUSA), was honored with…

HTA Awards Contract for US Brand Management and Global Support Services

New Multi-year Contract Begins June 30, 2022HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency responsible for holistically managing tourism, has awarded a new contra…

HTA Ramps Up Visitor Education Efforts in Preparation for the Summer Travel Season

Pono travel tips and Mālama Hawai‘i messaging prominently shown at airports statewide HONOLULU – Travelers arriving at Hawai‘i’s gateway airports statewide are being greeted with n…

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Issues RFP For Sports Events That Will Benefit Hawai‘i’s Communities

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency responsible for managing tourism, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) 22-06 for sports programs to support tha…