The cruise industry is returning to Hawaii this year, for the first time since the pandemic began two years ago. The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division has announced that it has executed the first port agreements with Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) to formalize health and safety protocols for cruise […]
Tourism dependent Hawaii reopened to trans-pacific visitors on October 15, allowing travelers who pre-test for COVID-19 to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine that has been in effect since March 26. The pre-travel testing for trans-pacific travel program states that those who do not want to be subject to the state’s 14-day mandatory travelers quarantine must take […]
Interactive installation created by Bloommiami Shiseido Travel Retail Americas has opened its second interactive activation for the Shiseido brand in the U.S., with an installation in Honolulu, Hawaii that was created by Bloommiami. The new installation is located inside the luxury T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii. The retail focused design and production agency, which also created […]
Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in November 2015 set a new record for the month with 661,352 visitors, a 3.7% growth year-over-year compared to November 2014, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). November marked the ninth straight month total visitor arrivals have surpassed the previous monthly records. More […]
L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Americas opened its first Giorgio Armani three axes counter in Hawaii at Waikiki Galleria just in time for Chinese New Year on February 14. The new area adds makeup and skincare to the fragrances already available at the store. The new space now includes a foundation bar and dress code for […]
Hawaii’s tourism economy is on pace with last year’s record-breaking year in spending and arrivals. Visitor expenditures in 1H 2014 were $7.4 billion, up $178 million over last year, says the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Visitors spent an average of $40.2 million statewide per day in the period.