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Hawaii tourism notes and travel tips. News and what’s happening in Las Vegas with our Vegas insider.

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! FANS OF Hugh’s ex, or more specifically Holly Madison, Miss Atomic Bomb 2012 – and Bo Peep...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Celebrating Outrigger Hotels’ 65th
The Outrigger Hotels story is part of local business folklore, but it’s a story worth repeating. Roy and Estelle Kelley came to Hawaii in the...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Candidates Vow Tourism Support
Tourism was front-and-center on the campaign platforms of candidates for U.S. Senate and Honolulu mayor at a recent public forum sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! ONLINE BOOKMAKER Paddy Power was so shocked by the split decision that ended Manny Pacquiao’s 15-year winning...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! A SEMI-ANONYMOUS Vegas woman hit the penny Wheel of Fortune progressive for $2,256,246.45. Identified only as Tamara,...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // A Record-setting Visitor Walk
Kudos to everyone in Hawaii’s hospitality industry for your support of the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. With donations continuing to be received, the 2012...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! TIA CARRERE came toe-to-toe with a man in her dressing room at the Tropicana after her Dancing...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Another Great Visitor Industry Walk
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk enjoyed another exceptional year, as the number of walkers and money raised again set new...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Charity Walk Raises Record Amount
While the numbers haven’t been finalized, it appears that the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk was another tremendous success. And...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! DENNIS HART GAVE everyone at the Flamingo table a Barney ($500 purple chip) and barato’d the dealer...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // PCC Celebrating 50 Years In Laie
Hawaii’s famous visitor attraction, Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, is getting ready to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary next year. Few, however, really know its...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! CONGRATS TO local boy chef and Iolani grad Devin Hashimoto on the opening of his latest restaurant,...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! IF YOU FIND yourself wondering how quickly time flies, join Carmen Electra, who just celebrated her 40th...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Sustainable Tourism — The Place
Hawaii is paradise. Those of us who work in the travel and tourism industry get to present the beauty of Hawaii to our visitors and...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! MARYELLEN COBB had no idea what a Tesla Roadster was, but she caught on real fast when...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Sustainable Tourism — The People
Hawaii has always been considered a “major player” when it comes to the travel and tourism industry. The current trend toward sustainable tourism is something...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Supporting Our Sister Relationships
Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new direct service to Fukuoka, Japan, last month with an inaugural flight. More air service always bodes well for our visitor...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! IT WAS DJ C-Squared on the wheels of Steel (DJs despise that phrase) at Hyde Bellagio. Name...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! THE FIRST-EVER World Food Championships happens in Las Vegas Nov. 1-4. The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman (Man...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Honoring Student Citizenship
Anyone who’s ever harbored a doubt about the future of Hawaii need not worry – not after being exposed to the exceptional young people who...

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