News Releases

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for June 2021

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics jointly released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Hawaii Tourism Authority, total…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Announces Reorganization Toward Destination Management Including Two Executive Promotions

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today its pivot to become a more effective destination management organization and the promotions of two key executives who…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Releases Hawaii Hotel Performance Report for June 2021

HONOLULU – Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantially higher revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy in June 2021 compared to June 2020 dur…

OED Launches New Website for Transportation Options on Kauai

LIHUE – The County of Kauai’s Office of Economic Development announced the launch of a new website aimed at informing both visitors and residents of the various transportation opti…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Supports Program to Mitigate Visitor Impacts at Pololu Valley on Hawaii Island

HONOLULU – Pololu Valley is a majestic and historical area in North Kohala on Hawaii Island. Recently, there has been a rapid increase of visitors to the Pololu Lookout, Trail, and…

Hawaii Tourism Authority is Working to Mitigate Visitor Impact on Road to Hana

HONOLULU – The scenic road to Hana, officially known as Hana Highway, is one of the top points of interest for visitors to Maui, which has resulted in traffic congestion caused in…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Supports Merrie Monarch Festival Broadcast and Pop-Up Makeke

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is proud to support the broadcast of the 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival and Season 3 of the Pop-Up Makeke that will air during th…

New Shuttle Service from Kahului Airport to Resort Areas on Maui

HONOLULU – Visitors to Maui will be able to use a new shuttle service from Kahului Airport to West Maui and Wailea starting this weekend. It will be another ground transportation o…

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for May 2021

HONOLULU – According to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), a total of 629,681 visitors arrived by air service to the Hawaiian Islands in May 202…

HTA Releases Results from Visitor COVID-19 Study

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