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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

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

Kalalau Trail Safety Video Released (w/ video)

The Kalalau Trail in the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park is likely the most heavily used hiking trail in Hawai‘i. An estimated 500,000 visitors and residents use the trail each year. Sandwiched between the ocean and the towering cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, the trail is widely featured in guide books, travel websites [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:06+00:00 August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

‘The Biggest Loser’ Lands on Kaua‘i — Show Airs Thursday on NBC

The cast of The Biggest Loser at Kalapaki Bay, from left to right, Jen Widerstrom, Dolvett Quince, Jessie Pavelka and Alison Sweeney. For the remaining six contestants of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days,” an invigorating journey to Kaua‘i will help them achieve to their goals and inspire them to fulfill their New [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:32+00:00 December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Is Hawai‘i Prepared for Climate Change?

Coastal taro fields in Hanalei. A partnership between the University of Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has produced a report outlining the current state of climate science and projected impacts to Hawai‘i in a comprehensive, easy-to-read format. The Hawaiian Islands represent a wide diversity of ecosystems and environments, including areas of breathtaking [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:43+00:00 August 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Chosen Top-3 Island in the World

By Léo Azambuja Kalalau Beach is seen here in this undated photo. Considering there are more than 180,000 islands spread around the globe, being picked as one of the top-three best islands on the planet is no small feat. The Travel + Leisure magazine has just released the results of its 2014 World’s [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:47+00:00 July 10th, 2014|0 Comments

New Website Shares Data on Kaua‘i’s Climate

The Rainfall Atlas of Hawaiʻi is a set of maps of the spatial patterns of rainfall for the major Hawaiian Islands. Talking about the weather is no small talk on Kaua‘i. Local residents and returning visitors know well how heavy rains can cause extensive damage. Roads collapse, the ocean turns brown, homes flood [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:47+00:00 July 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Ag Tourism, Farmers Market Manual Released by UH

The University of Hawai‘i recently teamed up with farming experts in the state to come up with a guide to boost agritourism and food sustainability in the state. UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and UH Hilo’s College of Continuing Education and Community Service collaborated with five farmers market and agritourism managers [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:47+00:00 July 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Despite Tourism Lull, Kaua‘i’s Economy Keeps Expanding

Kaua‘i Marriott and Beach Club Resort at Kalapaki Beach Now that tourism on Kaua‘i growth is tapering off — visitor industry led the island’s recovery after the 2008 recession — construction and other sectors will play a more important role in the continuing expansion, according to the Kaua‘i Economic Outlook Summary by University of [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:48+00:00 June 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Video Wins Gold at Pele Awards

KVB’s new branding video for Kaua‘i wowed the judges at this year’s American Advertising Federation’s Pele Awards, winning a Gold Award in the category of Digital Advertising, Video, Branded Content (60 seconds or more). The Pele Awards recognizes the best-of-the-best in advertising and design work in Hawai‘i. Overseen by KVB Executive Director Sue Kanoho, the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:50+00:00 June 17th, 2014|0 Comments