The mayor's budget proposal cuts the hotel tax rate and increases funding for the Maui County Visitor Association Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino released his $870-million county budget proposal last week. It includes a number of measures that Victorino said were responses to the impacts of COVID-19, such as $10 million allocated for … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Budget Boosts Tourism: Is it the Best Way to Recover from COVID-19?
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Two major storms, a historic hotel-worker strike, floods, and active lava flows – through all that happened in Hawai‘i’s tempestuous 2018, one thing held fast: Hotels thrived. According to a hotel performance report released Friday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, annual revenue for Hawai‘i’s hotels increased from 2017 to 2018 by 4.6 percent, to a total of $4.36 billion last … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i Hotel Revenue Climbs Despite Turbulent Year – Do We Get A Cut?