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Legislature: Reform Hawaii’s Tourism Agency Anita Hofschneider/Honolulu Civil Beat

Legislature: Reform Hawaii’s Tourism Agency

Lawmakers are responding to an audit criticizing the agency's marketing plan.
Asia Matters: Clearing the Air on Chinese Tourism

Asia Matters: Clearing the Air on Chinese Tourism

Tourism officials are missing a natural bet on Hawaii: Sell our clean air to smog-ridden China.
Europe’s Ambassador Talks Trade, Tourism, Security and Diversity in Hawaii

Europe’s Ambassador Talks Trade, Tourism, Security and Diversity in Hawaii

The top European Union figure in the U.S argues a free trade deal would help Hawaii.
Gov’t Shuts Down, Harms Hawaii’s Tourism and Federal Services

Gov’t Shuts Down, Harms Hawaii’s Tourism and Federal Services

The deadline to approve a federal budget has passed and non-essential services of the government have ceased.
Pritchett: An Inconvenient Truth

Pritchett: An Inconvenient Truth

A number of shark attacks in recent months aren't doing the state any favors when it comes to the tourism business.
VIDEO: Ala Wai Canal — Hawaii’s Biggest Mistake?

VIDEO: Ala Wai Canal — Hawaii’s Biggest Mistake?

Historical photos and an interview with historian DeSoto Brown tell the story of the Ala Wai Canal.
Ala Wai Canal: A $100 Million Problem

Ala Wai Canal: A $100 Million Problem

The economic heart of Hawaii is in jeopardy. Saving it won't be cheap or easy.
Ala Wai Canal: If It Makes You Sick Why Not Shut Down Public Access?

Ala Wai Canal: If It Makes You Sick Why Not Shut Down Public Access?

'Moms have nightmares' about paddling in the canal, water quality violations are constant, but no one wants it off limits.
Ala Wai Canal: Oversight Is As Murky As The Water

Ala Wai Canal: Oversight Is As Murky As The Water

State and city officials are doing little to monitor or reduce contamination in the heavily used canal.
Does Hawaii Have a Plan to Keep Airplanes Aloft if Boeing Employees Strike?

Does Hawaii Have a Plan to Keep Airplanes Aloft if Boeing Employees Strike?

Hawaii Tourism Authority, airlines tell lawmakers not to worry about possible strike in March.
Tourists: Little Action Taken On High Rate Of Oahu Rental Car Theft

Tourists: Little Action Taken On High Rate Of Oahu Rental Car Theft

The Dodge Charger, a popular rental car, is highly susceptible to break-ins.