News Releases

HTA is Accepting Health and Safety Plans from Hawaii’s Hotels

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is accepting COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans from hotel operators in Hawaii as required by Gov. David Ige’s Fifteenth Proclamation Re…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Strategic Plan Published In Olelo Hawaii

HONOLULU – Since its creation, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) has been guided by strategic plans that reflected their times. HTA today released its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan in…

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for September 2020

HONOLULU – The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in September 2020. Visitor arrivals decreased 97.4 percent compared to a year ago,…

HTA Continues Campaign to Educate Visitors

HONOLULU – It’s more than where you go. It’s how you stay. That’s the message behind a new video that’s being played to visitors before and after they arrive in Hawaii. It’s part o…

HTA Seeks Community Input to Its Destination Management Action Plans

HONOLULU – Do you have ideas on how the state and counties can reset tourism in Hawaii through destination management, prioritizing community, cultural and environmental needs? If…

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for August 2020

HONOLULU – The COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2020. Visitor arrivals dropped 97.6 percent compared to a year ago, accord…

HTA Responds to Group with Similar Name

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority was recently made aware of an entity called the “Hawai‘i Tourism Association,” utilizing the email address [email protected]

HTA Responds to the State’s Decision to Start the Pre-travel Testing Program on October 15

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced this afternoon that the State of Hawaii's pre-travel testing program will start on October 15, 2020. This will give travelers arriving from out…

New President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

HONOLULU – John De Fries has accepted the offer to become the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s new president and CEO. The HTA Board of Directors unanimously agreed during the August 27 b…

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

HONOLULU – Starting today, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) will publish daily trans-Pacific passenger arrivals data only on its website. This will replace the issuance of daily…