Hawaii Tourism Authority

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosted its Spring Marketing Update today.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the tourism industry does not appear to be slowing down.   

State Auditor Discusses Reviews of OHA, HTA

Mar 7, 2018
Catherine Cruz

The State Auditor’s most recent report flags a failing documents system and short-staffing at the Public Utilities Commission. Another flagged a communications breakdown in the Department of Health as well as problems with the state energy office. But it’s the findings of two agencies - the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawaii Tourism Authority that Les Kondo is particularly concerned about.

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Auditing State Government; Rethinking South Point Management Practices; Politics of the Korean Conflict

Hawaii Tourism Authority

An audit of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is calling for better oversight of the agency.

Wayne Yoshioka

The first-ever Pacific Regenerative Medical Conference in Honolulu conducted a panel discussion today to explore ways to attract visitors to the islands for healing and medical cures. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Wikimedia Commons

A small, but growing, portion of the visitor industry caters to groups with business purpose. The Hawaii Tourism Authority would like to see more of that.  PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosted its Spring Marketing Update today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Maurizio Pesce / Flickr
Maurizio Pesce / Flickr

Burt and Ryan explore how new technology can support the tourism industry. From virtual reality to facial-recognition, what tools are the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority tapping to reach tomorrow's travelers?

Virtual Paradise Aims To Lure New Tourists

Sep 29, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawai‘i is taking the plunge into virtual reality. State tourism officials are launching a new campaign to promote the islands through this emerging technology.

Hawaii Eyes Asian Markets in Tourism Outlook

Dec 9, 2015
Flickr / Marvin Chandra
Flickr / Marvin Chandra

Officials from the state’s biggest industry shared their plans for promoting the islands to key international markets, including China, Southeast Asia, and Korea. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this report.

It was mostly good news at Tuesday’s tourism briefings. For example Hawai‘i saw a 29% increase in travelers from China this year, bringing it up to the fourth most popular destination in the United States.

Wayne Yoshioka

Eight-point-three million visitors spent nearly 15 billion dollars in Hawai’i last year, a third straight record year in tourism.  Those numbers are expected to be topped in 2015 as the Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosts its annual conference.     HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.