News Releases

Hawaii Hotel ADR Up 20.4 Percent in October 2021 Compared to October 2019

HONOLULU – Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantially higher revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy in October 2021 compared to October 20…

Governor Ige Announces Hawaii Is Open For Business, Lifts Many Pandemic Restrictions

Announcement Effectively Reopens Meetings, Conventions, Large EventsHONOLULU – Governor David Ige today joined Hawaii’s Mayors in announcing the lifting of many pandemic restrictio…

The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Welcomes Rachel Kaiama as Destination Manager

Island of Hawaii – The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) announced today that Rachel Kaiama has joined its team as Destination Manager. In her newly appointed role, Kaiama wi…

HTA Releases Results from the October COVID-19 Visitor Satisfaction Study, 
with 81% of Continental U.S. Arrivals Rating their Hawaii Trip as Excellent

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

Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues RFP Seeking Services for Global Meetings, Conventions and Incentives (MCI) Marketing and Management

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency and destination management organization, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) 22-02 for Global Meeting…

Destination Management Action Plan Community Meetings for Lanai Postponed to December 2

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) are postponing the Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) Meetings for the island of…

University of Hawaii Office of Alumni Relations and The Hawaiian Islands Present Warrior Weekend in Las Vegas

HONOLULU – With the University of Hawaii (UH) Rainbow Warriors football team set to square off against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels at Allegiant Stadium on Sat…

HTA Statement Responding to the State of Hawaii Lifting Safe Travels Requirements for 
Inbound International Travelers, Effective November 8

HONOLULU – John De Fries, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement in response to the State of Hawaii’s announcement ending the inter…

Destination Management Action Plan Community Meetings for Molokai Postponed

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) are postponing the Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) Meetings for the island of…

T. Ilihia Gionson Joins the Hawaii Tourism Authority as Public Affairs Officer

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that T. Ilihia Gionson, a longtime public affairs and community engagement professional from Hawaii Island, will join…