1. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual Great Whale Count took place on Feb. 27. More than 100 volunteers counted 732 humpback whales that day off the coast of Maui–less than were counted last year. What was last year’s Great Whale Count number? A. 1,634 B. 1,488 C. 1,193 D. 987 E. 809 2. The Maui News reported on Feb. 28 that Maui Visitors Bureau (MVB) executive … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about Maui Visitors Bureau boss Terryl Vencl’s retirement?
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The plan was that it would take four years. That by 2019, the good readers of Conde Nast Traveler would once again acknowledge that Maui was the Top Island in their annual poll. That distinction had recently been lost–to Palawan, in the Philippines–and it stung local officials, both with the county and the Maui Visitors Bureau. Regaining the top spot wouldn't be easy, but it … [Read more...] about Does Maui topping Conde Nast poll mean we don’t need County’s new OHIA program?
We’ve all the seen the video. Posted on YouTube on Feb. 16, 2014, it showed a young local man repeatedly cursing some white people at Kalama Beach Park in Kihei, all why they record him with their smart phone. It all started when one of the people spoke up after seeing a local guy–apparently not the guy in the video–throw something at a nearby dog. “This is Hawaii, we do … [Read more...] about County of Maui wants to teach us all Aloha because of the 2014 Kalama Park video guy
Brain drain. She doesn’t actually say the words, but that’s what Jeanne Unemori Skog is talking about. Skog is the president and CEO of the Maui Economic Development Board, which formed in 1982 to grow a technology sector that would help create a diversified economy for Maui County. MEDB has since expanded its programs and services to forge a foundation of education, jobs and … [Read more...] about How Jeanne Skog and the Maui Economic Development Board try to bring Maui into balance
After two consecutive decades of getting named Conde Nast Traveler's "Top Island In The World," Maui has dropped to mere third in this year's rankings. "Hawaii’s second-largest island boasts rugged terrain, volcanic beaches, and the towering Mt. Haleakala," Conde Nast Traveler said about Maui this year. "It’s the place to be for snorkelers, hikers, and food lovers … [Read more...] about Conde Nast Traveler Says Maui Is NO LONGER Top Island In World