News Releases

Hawaii Tourism Authority Board Selects George Kam To Serve As Chair

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board of Directors selected George Kam as its new chair during yesterday’s monthly board meeting. He previously served as its vice-cha…

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for March 2021

HONOLULU – Visitor arrivals to Hawaii during March 2021 rose 1.1 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).…

HTA Announces New Board Members

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is pleased to welcome three new appointees to serve on its Board of Directors – Oahu and Kauai restaurateur Dylan Ching; expert waterm…

HTA Responds to Latest Version of HB862

HONOLULU – John De Fries, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement responding to the Hawaii Senate Committees on Ways and Means and C…

HTA Publishes Community-Based Tourism Management Plan for Hawaii Island

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has published the 2021-2023 Hawaii Island Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP). It is part of HTA’s strategic vision and continui…

HTA Releases Results from Special Visitor COVID-19 Study

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) released the results of a special tracking study, which surveyed visitors from the U.S. mainland who visited Hawaii from February 12 t…

February 2021 Visitor Statistics Press Release

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s visitor industry continues to be impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), t…

HTA Publishes Community-Based Tourism Management Plan for Maui Nui

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has published the 2021-2023 Maui Nui Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP). It is part of HTA’s strategic vision and continuing ef…

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for January 2021

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s visitor industry continues to be impacted significantly by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021, visitor arrivals dropped 80.1 percent compared to a ye…

HTA Publishes Community-Based Tourism Management Plan for Kauai

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has published the 2021-2023 Kauai Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP). It is part of HTA’s strategic vision and continuing effor…