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Island Air Flies Today for the Last Time

Island Air is shutting down at the end of the day today. After 37 years of service in Hawai‘i, Island Air is shutting down operations at the end of the day, blaming “legal pressure impose by aircraft lessors,” according to a company’s new release Thursday. Founded in 1980 as Princeville Airways, the company [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:16:50+00:00 November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Wailua Bay’s Hilton Garden Inn Now Managed by Pacifica Hotels 

Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels along the United States Pacific Coast, announced last week its newly hotel management acquisition with Hilton Garden Inn Kaua‘i at Wailua Bay. The hotel overlooking Wailua Bay has been managed by Pacifica Hotel’s operations division since Sept. 1, and is now the company’s second Hawai‘i [...]

By | 2017-09-22T08:45:19+00:00 September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

‘Sixty Days of Summer’ at Sheraton Preferred Guest Resorts

Mermaid Citrine will once again spend her summer at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool overlooking world-renowned Waikiki Beach where she will enchant guests with shows, storytelling and picture taking. Photo courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts From Po‘ipu to Kona and Waikiki to Ka‘anapali, Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for a summer vacation [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:48:45+00:00 June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Aloha Is in the Air — Island Air Returning to Kaua‘i 

Island Air announced on Thursday its plans to restore service to Kaua‘i, with six daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lihu‘e Airport effective March 15, subject to government approval, according to company officials. “Island Air’s return to Kaua‘i with service between Lihu‘e and Honolulu is great news! This will create local jobs and contribute to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Tourism Up Despite Global Conditions

By Léo Azambuja From left to right, David Nahoopii, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau Executive Director Sue Kanoho, Hawai‘i Tourism and Lodging Association Mufi Hannemann, Joyce Vidinha, Sandi Kato-Klutke and Jarred Higashi, during the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort last December Despite global environments — strengthening of the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:49+00:00 January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Mayor Returns from Goodwill Tour of Japan

  During a trip to Japan in November, Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Mayor Takumi Shiiki of Suo-Oshima participated in a tree planting ceremony outside the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawai‘i. Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. recently returned from a goodwill tour of Japan, with the purpose of exploring economic opportunities, while [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:51+00:00 December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Island Activities — November 2015

Street Burger The beer selection at Street Burger is top notch, and has contributed to turn this new upscale burger joint in one of the hottest and busiest restaurants on Kaua‘i. Hats off to owners Aaron and Kristin Leikam, who owned Cakes by Kristin for many years. The view of Ni‘ihau Island and the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:52+00:00 November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

South Pacific — The Most Fun Since Las Vegas

By Léo Azambuja For Kaua‘i Magazine Sales and Marketing Director Mariya Kai Jones and For Kaua‘i Editor in Chief Léo Azambuja at the South Pacific show. I’ve been hearing about the iconic South Pacific movie for more than two decades, but I confess I have never seen it. So when I accepted an [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:57+00:00 October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Record Tourism, Stronger Construction Driving Hawai‘i’s Expansion

Waikiki Hawai‘i’s economic outlook continues to look bright, according to the newest University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report. Tourism is pushing toward new records and the construction upswing is building in strength. The overall expansion remains solidly on track, delivering better labor market conditions and the prospect of further household income [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:00+00:00 October 4th, 2015|0 Comments