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Hawaii Tourism Authority board commits to spend $35.5M in state funds

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority has been instructed to hold off spending international marketing dollars until it has reached certain benchmarks to begin recovering efforts on that front. In the meantime, tourism is picking up in Waikiki. Umbrellas from the the Royal Hawaiian Hotel lined Waikiki Beach on June 1.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaii Tourism Authority has been instructed to hold off spending international marketing dollars until it has reached certain benchmarks to begin recovering efforts on that front. In the meantime, tourism is picking up in Waikiki. Umbrellas from the the Royal Hawaiian Hotel lined Waikiki Beach on June 1.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO John De Fries spoke at the monthly board meeting held at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 29.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO John De Fries spoke at the monthly board meeting held at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 29.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is finally getting its first transient accommodations tax distribution since the pandemic, but now is rushing to commit to spending the $35.5 million to ensure federal requirements don’t interfere with its ability to use the funds. Read more

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