Category Archives: Travel & Tourism Industry

Kaua‘i Malama Awards

BY MARIANNE THESKEN — For 15 years the Kaua‘i Chapter of the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association celebrates and honors industry stars nominated by their respective properties. The Kaua‘i ‘ohana nominated star performers from the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation (KPR), Outrigger … Read More.

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18th Annual Honolulu Festival Ends with a Bang!

BY CONCHITA MALAQUI, KATHY HANSBERRY AND LEHUA LASH — The slightly damp weekend in Waikīkī did not “rain on our parade,”…the Honolulu Festival’s Parade that is. In fact, the light afternoon showers on Sunday did not dampen the spirit of … Read More.

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Movies and TV Shows Boost Tourism, Buoy the Economy

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Since the beginning of the year, we have enjoyed high demand for our properties in Hawai‘i. Good management, excellent marketing, flawless operations and warm hospitality, along with the modest global economic recovery we are experiencing, … Read More.

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AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards

BY UNA MURRAY — The AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards were held at the Sofitel Resort & Spa at Denarau Island, Nadi, last week. The awards salute leaders in the tourism industry in achieving a perfect balance between quality … Read More.

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The Legacy of Women Leaders In Hawai‘i’s Travel Industry

BY RICHARD KELLEY — Last week, many of the veterans of Hawai‘i’s Travel & Tourism industry gathered to celebrate the life of Myrtle Chun Lee, who recently passed away at age 85.  A veteran of our industry since the end … Read More.

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United Airlines Familiarization Tour

BY LISA LENCKOWSKI — United Airlines launched a direct flight four times a week between Guam and Okinawa in September 2011, and the Outrigger Guam Resort (OGM) was pleased to host CWT Sato Travel, United Airlines Familiarization Tour from Okinawa, … Read More.

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Groundhog Day!

By Chad Teramae As we prepare for six more weeks of winter, The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber were pleased to host students from Waipahu High School’s (WHS) Academy of … Read More.

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International Travel Gets President’s Attention

By Richard R. Kelley I was very pleased and excited to learn last week that President Barack Obama had flown to Disney World, Florida, and, with the unique structures of the Magic Kingdom in the background, announced a number of … Read More.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’!

By Dr. Richard Kelley As we start the year 2012, I see a mixed outlook, which I would like to share with you along with a bit of personal history. Read More.

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Record Holder to be Honored

By Dr. Richard Kelley According to the Honolulu Marathon, “another highlight of race week will be the induction on Thursday of Gladys “Glady’’ Burrill into the marathon’s Hall of Fame. She has completed the Honolulu race five times, and last … Read More.

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