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Hawaii Tourism

Tracking Chips Help Deter Hawaii Towel Thieves

Honolulu hotel sees nabbed pool towels drop by 80 percent with new technology.
UH Could Merge Tourism and Business Schools

UH Could Merge Tourism and Business Schools

UPDATED UH considers making tourism school part of Shidler College of Business.

Japan Airlines Slashes Hawaii Flights

UPDATED Cancelations come after earthquake and nuclear crisis caused a 25 percent drop in international passenger numbers.
Online Travel Companies Owe Hawaii $170 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Online Travel Companies Owe Hawaii $170 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Hawaii attorney general pursuing unpaid occupancy and general excise taxes.
Hawaii Legislature Backs Off Punishing Tourism Publications

Hawaii Legislature Backs Off Punishing Tourism Publications

Senate committee plans amendment to call for a task force.
Capitol Watch: March 23

Capitol Watch: March 23

UPDATED 4 p.m. Senate passes resolution honoring Reagan; Big Isle tsunami damage at $14M; poker bill passes; and HTA issues Japan plan.
Capitol Watch: March 22

Capitol Watch: March 22

UPDATED 1:05 p.m. Abercrombie needs board, commission applicants; Inouye honors LaHood; governor goes to Wahiawa; and Pine talks preparedness.

Hawaii Tsunami Damage Closes Four Seasons Resort Through April 30

Big Island's Four Seasons at Hualalai will close for more than seven weeks.
Hawaii Tourism Will Suffer After Japan Disaster

Hawaii Tourism Will Suffer After Japan Disaster

Hawaii braces for a drop in tourism from Japan after devastating March 10 earthquake and tsunami.
Capitol Watch: Feb. 25

Capitol Watch: Feb. 25

HTA goes behind closed doors again; lawmakers plan Big Isle tour; electric guns; and House Finance takes up taxes, benefits and revenue.

Off The Beat: Sail to Hawaii, On a Cargo Ship?

Alaska lawmaker takes ferry home to avoid TSA pat-down. What would a Hawaii resident do?

Good News: It’s Safe to Tweet In Hawaii

Hawaii Senate Committee strips language from bill that would have punished Tweets, tourism publications.