Allison Schaefers, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Allison Schaefers, the Waikiki Bureau Chief of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has covered Hawaii tourism for more than a decade.

She joined the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2003. Prior to this, Schaefers was a staff writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. where she covered the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach beat. Earlier, Schaefers served as News Editor for the Camden County Tribune. Schaefers has worked alongside the White House Press Corps during President Barack Obama’s many Hawaii visits. She also has written for the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

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University of Hawaii to recombine two programs

University of Hawaii leaders will recombine the School of Travel Industry Management with the Shidler College of Business, a move that they say will open new opportunities for faculty and students. Read more

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