Hawaii Hotels Aloha Solar Power, Big Time

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Most of Hawaii’s energy comes from expensive, imported fossil fuels, so it’s no surprise solar power is a hot ticket there. The hospitality sector has long been a sustainability leader in Hawaii , and going solar is high on the list for hotel and resort upgrades.

Disney Turns Hollywood Into Hawaii for 'Moana' Premiere

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Aloha! Southwest is Hawaii-Bound

Smart Meetings

Now the third-busiest carrier in the United States, Southwest plans to enter the Hawaii market next year—and set off what industry insider refer to as “the Southwest effect” by forcing competitors to lower their fares to compete. to Hawaii market.”. “We anticipate fares will drop.”.

Trouble in Paradise: Hawaii’s New Travel Ban Lawsuit

Smart Meetings

Hawaii’s new travel ban lawsuit is just the latest salvo in President Trump’s ongoing executive order saga. The executive order … keeps Hawaii families apart,” said Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin in a widely reported news conference announcing the lawsuit.

Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

Smart Meetings

Maui Island, Hawaii. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder? Post-meeting surveys and other tried-and-true analyses certainly have their place, but site decisions can almost always benefit from a little creative input.

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New and Renovated: Something New, Something Old

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Guide to Top 7 Street Art Cities in the U.S.

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Just as Hawaii’s culture has a strong identity, the graffiti art demonstrates its independence. Since Banksy began spraying socially-conscious messages around the world, people have started to recognize graffiti as a legitimate artistic medium.

10 Best Historic Hotels in the U.S.

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Hotels & Resorts california colorado colorado springs Florida grand hotel Hawaii historic destinations historic sites honolulu hot springs kohler mackinac island memphis Michigan mission inn hotel and spa mohonk mountain house nashville new paltz new york riverside sheboygan st.

4 Ways Event Apps Improve Attendee Engagement

Quickmobile

In the past, we’ve attended customers’ events using the QuickMobile app who have featured prizes as large as a vacation to Hawaii. Imagine the scene: an event with dozens of sullen acquaintances staring down at their drinks quietly.

Thirty-Six Strategies for Negotiation

PCMA Convene

These translations are taken from University of Hawaii law professor John Barkai’s “The 36 Chinese Strategies Applied to Negotiation”: Tune in for More Negotiation Tips.

5 Smart Moves at Teneo Hospitality Group, Amara Cay Resort and More

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Jerry Gibson Jerry Gibson was appointed vice president and managing director of Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. Gibson brings 38 years of hospitality leadership experience to his new role, including 25 years in the Hawaii market.

Inside the Largest Conservation Conference in the World

PCMA Convene

When Barcelona hosted the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in 2008, a group of passionate delegates from Hawaii sat up in their chairs and thought, Why not us? National Park Service, two of whose inaugural locations are in Hawaii.

New List Names Top 50 Hotels in the United States

Smart Meetings

The list of 50 Best Hotels in the United States features more geographic variety, highlighting hotels from Georgia, Utah, Hawaii and other luxurious locales. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – Hualalai, Hawaii. Montage Kapalua Bay – Lahaina, Hawaii. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Concept3D Adds Depth to Exploring Convention Centers

Connect Your Meetings

In addition to CCC, Hawaii Convention Center also worked with Concept3D to create a detailed interactive map of its 1.1 We see Concept3D as a powerful information hub that offers the ability to explore all that we have to offer,” says Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center. “It’s As more convention centers look for innovative ways to highlight their space, many have joined the digital world to bring their center to life with the help of Concept3D.

Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

Smart Meetings

Travelers can easily access the island on direct flights from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii and the Philippines. Guests flying from the continental United States can connect in Hawaii or Japan. Tumon Bay with Two Lovers Point in the background.

25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring

Smart Meetings

Plus, experiences like these are guaranteed to spark daydreams about ocean views in Hawaii or the bright, bustling streets of New York City long after your meeting is over. Kualoa – Kaneohe, Hawaii. Old Lahaina Luau – Lahaina, Hawaii.

4 Smart Moves at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Grand Hotel Tremezzo and More

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Matthew Grauso Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, appointed hospitality industry veteran Matthew Grauso as general manager. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico, named Gabor L. Vida managing director.

Making A Positive Impact On A Destination.

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The Ritz-Carlton launches Impact Experiences Program, a Community Footprints program offering conference and group guests the opportunity to participate in socially responsible activities that make a positive impact on the destination while fostering collaboration and a great sense of accomplishment.

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5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

Eventinterface

While that might be a far-off dream, turn the tides and bring the warm breeze of Hawaii to them. Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun?

Where To Meet In The 20 Most Expensive U.S. Beach Towns

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If you guessed Hawaii or Malibu, wrong. Poipu, Hawaii Name: Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection. When it comes to the most expensive beach towns in the United States, it’s probably not where you’d expect it to be.

4 Smart Moves at AHC+Hospitality, Hilton and More

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Regis Princeville in Hawaii. Ashley Savransky AHC+Hospitality in Grand Rapids, Michigan, appointed Ashley Savransky marketing coordinator. Savransky will work in collaboration with the marketing team for the brand’s properties in the U.S. and internationally. AHC+Hospitality. Kevin F.

Poke, Remixed Breakfast Among Latest Food Trends

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The forthcoming Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach in Hawaii will include a casual-dining restaurant serving ramen dishes that’s also available for private events. Food trends change as often as fashion trends.

Can You Guess the World’s Shortest and Longest Flights?

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flight was formerly available in Hawaii, from Hoolehua, the main airport on the island of Molokai, to Kalaupapa on the same island, a distance of only 8 miles. There’s no meal or beverage service , but you’ll hardly notice on America’s new, shortest-scheduled flight.

Smart Meetings TV at IMEX America 2017

Smart Meetings

Meet Hawaii. Get Up-To-Date About Destinations and Hotels. Smart Meetings TV host Mike Lyons chatted with representatives from CVBs, hotels and more to find out what each place has to offer meeting professionals currently and in the near future.

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Best Beaches Roundup

Smart Meetings

Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas, all of which boast lovely beaches, did not appear in Tipspoke’s list. Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, a remote beach located on the eastern coast of Oahu , came in at No. This is followed by Kapalua Bay Beach , in Maui, on Hawaii.

2016 Industry Leaders: Patricia Byrd

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My dream conference to attend is… Connect Hawaii, of course! Patricia Byrd. Sales Manager, Spartanburg CVB. Spartanburg, S.C. The tourism bug first bit Byrd when she served on the Tompkins County (New York) CVB board, and she’s been showing off the places she’s called home ever since.

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SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

Smart Meetings

Appeals pending in Hawaii and Maryland will be heard as early as this week. The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban.

7 Swanky Golf Resorts for Events and Tournaments

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Palm trees, lakes and white-sand bunkers highlight the Arnold Palmer- and Ed Seay-designed 27-hole course at Hawaii Prince Golf Club. These seven golf resorts have teed up expanded meeting spaces or renovated courses in an effort to attract more corporate events and tournaments this year.

Delta Adds 7 Destinations to Seattle Hub

Smart Meetings

Travel to Austin, Boston, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando and Raleigh, along with top destinations in Hawaii, Alaska and Canada will be available through new or expanded non-stop services. One daily flight to Lihue Airport in Kauai, Hawaii, beginning Dec. Pike Place Market in Seattle.

5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

Eventinterface

While that might be a far-off dream, turn the tides and bring the warm breeze of Hawaii to them. Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun? Well, sure, every office has a couple of grumblers, but have you ever considered that it’s because your events… just aren’t very good?

Global Luxury Hotel Market On the Rise

Smart Meetings

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii. Luxury hotels are enjoying a growing demand for rooms among tourists and business travelers, according to a Luxury Hotel Market Report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin-based market research provider.

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4 Smart Moves at Dream Hotel Group, Castlerock Asset Management and More

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Joann Dicion Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, appointed Joann Dicion group sales manager. Abid Butt Dream Hotel Group appointed Abid Butt CEO for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

5 Smart Moves at Palace Hotel, Wilmington Convention Center and More

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Shauna Nakamura Shauna was appointed corporate and leisure sales manager for Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kevin Boland Palace Hotel San Francisco, The Luxury Collection appointed Kevin Boland director of sales and marketing.

3 Ways an Average Joe Can Get Private Jet Treatment

Smart Meetings

The program includes three customizable itineraries—a ski adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming or Vail, Colorado; an island getaway to Lanai in Hawaii; and an escape to Europe for a tour of France or Italy.

Grandma Can Visit, Supreme Court Says

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5 Smart Moves at Hyatt Regency, Kimpton and More

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Klara Crocco Klara Crocco has been appointed director of marketing and communications at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Hawaii. David Lemmond David Lemmond has been appointed general manager at The William Vale in Brooklyn, New York.

Dunk with Dwyane Wade at Marriott’s Master Class Series

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Underwater conservation with Jean-Michel Cousteau at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hawaii. • Are you an old dog eager to learn a new trick? Enroll in a master class at Marriott !

The Best New Hotels of 2017

Smart Meetings

states made the list, including perennial meetings favorites such as Florida and leisure paradises such as Hawaii. Hawaii. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah.

Yes, You Can Measure Event ROI

Event Geek

Because it’s in Hawaii” or “because everyone else does it” aren’t good enough reasons to do it.

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Shandro Photo

Canadian Special Events

She is a self-professed workaholic; loves volleyball, loves traveling and is mildly obsessed with Hawaii. They say that anyone can pick up a camera and take stunning photographs, but when it comes to great event photography, we don’t think so.