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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

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