The Hotel Wailuku Akaku Salon panel (L-R): Hotel developers Jonathan Starr and Helen Nielsen, and Wailuku business owners Marc Tolliver and Kristin Holmes The Hotel Wailuku is not expected to cater to tourists and is unlikely to be reduced from its planned six-story height, said landowner and Hotel Wailuku developer Jonathan Starr at a Feb. 13 Akaku Salon sponsored by Hotel … [Read more...] about Few Tourists Expected, Firm on Six Stories, Says Jonathan Starr of Hotel Wailuku at Event Sponsored by Hotel Wailuku
Lahaina resident Randy Draper has spent many, many years fighting for beach access public parking in West Maui. Back in 2016, we wrote about his pressure on the County of Maui to make sure they’re enforcing the public access rules on the big Ka‘anapali resorts. He’s still at it, of course–now he’s part of a new lawsuit filed against the state Department of Land and Natural … [Read more...] about Maui groups sue DLNR over Ka`anapali tour boats
1. According to a June 29 Hawaii Tourism Authority news release, visitors to Hawaii from Canada and Japan increased in May 2017 over the same month last year, but visitors from all other nations Hawaii declined. How much was the decline? A. -1.4 percent B. -2.4 percent C. -3.4 percent D. -4.4 percent E. -5.4 percent 2. On June 28, Don Quijote Holdings, Inc. announced that … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the recent Times Supermarkets sale?
1. According to the Mar. 19 Maui News, 13-year-old Leela Waterford of Kahului won the 2017 Kamaaina Kids Hawaii State Spelling Bee last week. What word did she have to spell correctly to win the title? A. Guetapens B. Chrysanthemum C. Doleful D. Colchicum E. Billycan 2. Last week, the Hawaii House of Representatives passed a proposed budget that includes $63 million for … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Hawaii Tourism Authority’s new LGBT travelers research?
1. On June 12, Hawaii Public Radio announced that it had just hired a “longtime public radio journalist” who decided to “put down roots” in Hawaii. Who is the journalist? A. Bob Edwards B. Susan Stamberg C. Neal Conan D. Charlayne Hunter-Gault E. Ira Glass 2. Governor David Ige is traveling to Japan this week. According to a news release his office sent out on June 15, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the data on Japanese visitors to Hawaii?