News Releases

HTA Ramps Up Visitor Education Efforts in Preparation for the Summer Travel Season

Pono travel tips and Mālama Hawai‘i messaging prominently shown at airports statewide HONOLULU – Travelers arriving at Hawai‘i’s gateway airports statewide are being greeted with n…

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Issues RFP For Sports Events That Will Benefit Hawai‘i’s Communities

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency responsible for managing tourism, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) 22-06 for sports programs to support tha…

New Online Reservation System at Iconic Diamond Head State Monument to Manage Tourism Impacts

HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) today announced that advanced reservations will be required for out-of-state visitors at iconic Lē…

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Releases New RFP for Brand Management for US Market, Global Support Services

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency responsible for managing tourism, has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for brand management services for th…

Hawaii's Safe Travels Program Set to End on March 25

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige announced today that Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for domestic travelers will come to a close on Friday, March 25, 2022.Beginning Saturday, March 26,…

Waipio Valley Road on the Island of Hawaii Closed to Visitors Indefinitely, Effective February 25

Island of Hawaii – Today, the County of Hawaii issued an Emergency Rule announcing the closure of Waipio Valley Road to visitors as a precautionary safety measure and to further as…

COVID-19 Booster Shots Not Required for Travel to Hawaii

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced that Hawaii’s Safe Travels program will continue unchanged at this time, that domestic travelers will not be required to include proof…

Hawaii Tourism Authority Awards Funding to Enrich Community Efforts in 2022

HONOLULU – Continuing its reinvestment in Hawaii’s communities, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced it is awarding $2.9 million in funding to support 86 community-base…

Hawaii Hotel RevPAR Up 7.6% in December 2021 Compared to December 2019 Driven by Higher ADR; Hawaii Led the Nation in 2021 RevPAR and ADR

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

Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Hawaii Community Foundation Awards Funding to Support Hawaiian Cultural Programs in 2022

HONOLULU – Building on its commitment to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) have announced $1,475,000 i…