Kaua'i Tourism News

UH Hilo to Stream Free ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Musical Featuring 40 Students

Melodic harmonies performed in the Hawaiian language (ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) will fill the virtual premiere of a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo keiki-friendly musical about a poetic mouse.

N. Shore Residents Express Frustration Over Hanalei Bridge Repairs During HDOT Community Meeting

A public informational meeting for Kaua‘i’s North Shore communities was held Wednesday, June 8, at the Hanalei School to provide updates, present information and collect public feedback on several ongoing and upcoming projects in the area.

Tourism Numbers Inches Away From Pre-COVID Figures

A total of 818,268 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2022, representing a 96.3% recovery from April 2019 and the highest recovery rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawai‘i.

Virtual Tour of Kamehameha’s Summer Home Offers History Without Leaving a Footprint

A new virtual tour provided by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife aims to counter online misinformation while also giving interested users a chance to learn about the King’s site in a manner that is safe, legal, and respectful.

Be a Hero And Give Time: Volunteer Week Offers Chance to Make a Difference, Big or Small

Organized by Kanu Hawaii, Volunteer Week Hawai‘i 2022 that kicks off next week is aiming for unprecedented unity of kama‘aina and visitors alike as Hawai‘i emerges from the pandemic. More than 10,000 volunteers are anticipated to gather in support of hundreds of charities at more than 250 events held statewide.

‘Ukes For Ukraine Live-Stream Raises $11,000; Donations Still Being Accepted

Members of the global ‘ukulele community sent a little island love and ton of aloha to the people of Ukraine with a special live-stream fundraiser Saturday, April 9.

‘Not Good News’: Hawai‘i Inflation Will be the Highest in Decades, and Everything Will be Affected

Your $100 won’t be worth as much this year as it was last year.

And that’s pretty much across the board, no matter what you buy. In fact, according to the Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, that $100 will be about $6 less.

Visitor Numbers Continue Creeping Toward Record 2019 Levels

An increase in a number of key statistics in the latest visitor’s report indicates that Hawai‘i continues its trajectory toward a full tourism rebound.

‘Ukes for Ukraine to Help Those Impacted by War

The global ‘ukulele community will come together on April 9, for a live-stream fundraiser, “‘Ukes for Ukraine.”

Leak Detection Toilet Tablets, Kits Offered During ‘Fix a Leak Week’

Need help determining if your toilet is leaking? The county Department of Water can help.

UH Study: Domestic Visitors Want to Engage, Pay More For Sustainable Experiences

A new study by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa shows visitors are willing to pay for activities that would benefit the islands they visit.

State Recommends 15-Knot Speed Limit Around Whales, Other Safety Measures

Years of research by Pacific Whale Foundation, NOAA, and the state has prompted a new set of voluntary recommendations for boaters operating around humpback whales.

Hawai‘i Forest Institute Initiative Encourages Native, Canoe Plants in Urban Areas

An initiative by the Hawai‘i Forest Institute to grow native Hawaiian and canoe plants in urban and suburban areas throughout the islands got a boost from a grant provided by the Steve and Gloria Gainsley Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Tourism Numbers Growing, Although Omicron Could Slow Acceleration, Latest Report Says

Total spending by visitors who came to the islands in December 2021 was $1.66 billion, less than the pre-pandemic boom month of December 2019.

HTA Releases Finals Visitor Satisfaction Survey

The top two visitor complaints were both COVID-related.

Welcome Back: Hawai´i Opens Arms to Vaccinated Tourism

The state of Hawai´i has welcomed back vaccinated tourists.

DLNR Issues Cease-and-Desist Order to 2 Wedding Photography Businesses

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued cease-and-desist orders to two photography businesses that officials say are failing to obtain proper permits to shoot weddings in state parks.

HTA Resumes Support of Community-Based Tourism Initiatives

HTA is resuming its Community Enrichment Program, which supports community-based projects, festivals and events that enhance resident and visitor experiences, and create opportunities for meaningful economic development.

US Visitors Willing to Pay More for Authentic, Sustainable Experience, Study Shows

US visitors to the Hawaiian Islands are willing to pay more for an authentic and sustainable experience, a new study from the University of Hawaiʻi shows.

Haiku Stairs to be Dismantled

The stairs, which have been closed to the public for more than three decades, were created by the US military during World War II as a mountain path to a secret radio station.
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