HONOLULU — As Dallas-based Southwest Airlines ramps up its service to Hawaii with 28 daily flights by the end of May, the state is facing a problem in managing the growing number of visitors to the island who spend less money here every year.
“We’re not at a crisis point yet. We’re at a tipping point. We have so many visitors, we need to get serious about creating management programs,” said Frank Haas, a travel industry veteran who is the former marketing director at the Hawaii Tourism Authority and formerly served as an Assistant Dean at the University of Hawaii.
Haas joined James Mak, a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii and Paul Brewbaker, a longtime economist who worked for the Bank of Hawaii, to write a nine-page white paper last month which details how Hawaii has failed to manage tourism.
“Yeah, I would even say we struck a nerve so to speak. We wrote about what a lot of (local) people are already thinking,” Brewbaker said.
Ryanair fires cabin crew members after allegedly staging a photo that depicted them sleeping on the floor of a Spanish airport last month.
This is a Ryanair 737 crew based in Portugal, stranded in Malaga, Spain a couple of nights ago due to storms. They are sleeping on the floor of the Ryanair crew room. RYR is earning €1.25 billion this year but will not put stranded crews in a hotel for the night. @peterbellew ? pic.twitter.com/lILWZVqqGj
The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon—a low-slung, 62-suite escape that lurks half-hidden in the rugged landscape just outside Reykjavik—has only been open for three months, and it’s already one of the buzziest luxury spots in Europe. Perched on the edge of the geothermally heated pool for which it’s named, it features floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views across the lava rock, plus a spa that offers in-lagoon massages. Guests get one especially attractive perk: after-hours access to the spectacular natural site, whose waters are packed with crowds during peak times…..
Sometimes it’s difficult to leave your pup at home, and some hotels say they’re pet friendly when what they really mean is they’re pet tolerant. These California hotels, however, really put the welcome mat out for well-behaved canine pals.
1. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito
Sausalito’s Casa Madrona offers a Go Fetch Package that includes welcome treats, a cozy bed, fashion-forward leashes and collars, and upscale crates, if needed. Once there, you can hike the Marin Headlands or stroll the waterfront. If your dog acts up, just point out Alcatraz in the distance and explain just how good he’s got it. 801 Bridgeway, Sausalito……Click Here To Keep Reading
Situated at the intersection of 29th Street and Broadway, in the often frenetic NoMad neighborhood, MADE Hotel is a design-driven sanctuary with a chill vibe. Everything from the artisan-crafted furniture to the thoughtful conveniences, like Stutterheim raincoats and FOAK sunglasses (for loan or purchase), is carefully curated. The result is laid-back luxury, an experience that’s refined yet refreshing. Planning a trip to the Big Apple? Take a peek at the best-kept secrets in NYC……Click Here To Keep Reading
Las Vegas is sizzling. And we don’t just mean the summer heat that bakes the city to golden crisp.
A burst of new restaurants, bars and resort rooms has lent some serious sparkle to the city of lights and magic. What follows are some of the new hot spots, not limited to the famed Strip.
Palms Casino Resort is sinking $620 million into a major makeover of the property just off the strip. Art – think Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dustin Yellin – plays a major part of the upgrade, including at the new Unknown bar where Damien Hirst’s celebrated “The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded)” – a 13-foot-long tiger shark divided into three parts – is the focal point…..Click Here To Keep Reading
Hotels are relaxing, fun, and under the right set of circumstances, super sexy. Half the fun of vacation is the chance to get it on in a new place. You know you’re reading this because you’re looking for those good ideas. Vacation sex is some of the best sex.
Enjoy yourself and get ready to get a little bit freaky.
Check out these 6 tips for the hottest vacation sex of your life. You’ll be booking your flights before you’re finished reading. We’re talking five-star thirst. Enjoy!
Pick the right hotel
The first step in having hot hotel sex is choosing a hotel that caters to adults. You don’t want to pick a family-centric, kid-focused hotel. You are not going to want to have sex with a bunch of munchkins running up and down the hall at all hours of the day……Click Here To Keep Reading
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There are already a half-dozen major hotel projects in the works at Walt Disney World, but four more were just added to the list.
Nestled on the western edge of WDW Flamingo Crossings is a mixed-use development that has been in the works for over a decade, but only within the last 12 months has it really come alive.
Two hotels, a SpringHill Suites and a TownePlace Suites, did finally open in early 2016 but since then the development hasn’t seen much activity. Since Disney’s senior real estate manager Henry Thrash first confirmed in 2017 that the development was still in the works and about to be kicked into high gear, the area has seen a flurry of new permits: 2,600 apartment units are in the works for primary use by the Disney College Program, but most of the focus in this area will be on capturing budget travelers. The location along Toll Road 429 is close to the ESPN Wide World of Sports, but will put thousands of guests closer to Disney parks and further away from Universal’s…..Click Here To Keep Reading