Hawaii Business News

Hawaii Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Hawaii, U.S.A. (HI), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

The Solution to Terrorism

KAMUELA, Hawaii, Dec. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To have a long-term solution for terrorism we need to understand the way that terrorism has become a part of our consciousness in everyday life, says Eric Bonnici. We also need to understand why terrorists kill and share it through social media to inflame terror in us. Although it is important to look for short-term solutions to create safety from the immediate threats of terrorism, they are not a long-term solution to terrorism itself. We cannot fight terrorism with behaviors that are propelled by our own fear.

‘Portraits of Aloha Hope’: A Photographer Interviews 23 Women Tackling Life’s Toughest Challenges

KAILUA, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each woman’s story is different but the images and words portray a similar spirit of courage and strength. In her book, ‘Portraits of Aloha Hope,’ photographer Sohee Chu captures the motivation behind 23 women who live in transitional clean and sober houses provided by Women in Need (WIN). There they are bridging the gap from incarceration, homelessness and addiction to a new life.

Marmol Hawaii Inc. Joins Forces with Island Pool Builders

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marmol Hawaii Inc., Hawaii’s largest tile supplier and installer of natural stone and granite, merges with Island Pool Builders, a commercial and residential swimming pool and spa construction company.

Bondroff Realty International Merges into Elite Pacific Properties

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Elite Pacific Properties, a fast-growing boutique Oahu real estate firm specializing in mid- to high-end real estate, announced today that it has merged with Bondroff Realty International. Christine Bondroff, President of Bondroff Realty, has joined Elite Pacific Properties as Director of Business Development.

Prominent REALTOR Kelly Mitchell Joins Elite Pacific Properties as Partner

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Elite Pacific Properties, a fast-growing boutique Oahu real estate firm specializing in mid- to high-end real estate, added Kelly Mitchell as Partner on August 24, 2010. Mitchell, who ranks among Oahu’s top 3 percent of real estate agents, is a nationally recognized social media enthusiast.

Private Tea Party Highlights Rare Jade at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu hosts a unique Private Tea Party in which rare exquisite jade will be on display. The date is July 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., and the location is Cina Cina, the premier fine gift shop at the Royal Hawaiian, right off the main lobby. The Tea Party is sponsored by Jade Gallery Hawaii and its owner, Ruby Zhou – one of the leading experts in fine jade in the Islands.

Waikiki Hotels offer Ocean Front Rooms at ‘Historically Amazing’ Low Rates

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, major Waikiki hotels are offering Ocean Front rooms at bargain-basement rates in order to attract reluctant buyers. ‘The ultimate Hawaii deal right now’ according to John Lindelow, owner of Travel Hawaii, ‘is at the Sheraton Waikiki where Ocean Front rooms are going for around $206/night.’ So you can look out from your room and see all of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and the new pool between the Sheraton and Royal Hawaiian.

Concert to Raise Funds to Fight Chronic Disease in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A concert to benefit health education and disease prevention in Hawaii will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28 at the Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist church by Rosalina Vega, a gospel artist that promoters are calling the ‘New Sound in Christian Music.’ The concert, sponsored by Walk of Faith Productions, comes as part of Vega’s Hawaiian tour to promote her new album, ‘He is Here.’

Hawaii Hotels Slash Prices via ‘3rd Night Free’

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to online retailer Travel Hawaii LLC, Hawaii’s hotels are slashing rates in a variety of ways in order to stimulate demand. Combined with record low airfares to Hawaii, the overall cost of a Hawaii vacation has tumbled dramatically.

Real Estate Auction Could Yield a Bargain for Rare Diamond Head Oceanfront Land

HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When real estate sales are slow, the bargain hunters come out, and their favorite place to look for great deals is at real estate auctions. But not every real estate auction is a foreclosure. Honolulu real estate brokerage firm Elite Pacific Properties is holding a combined live and online auction for a rare parcel of oceanfront land in a highly desirable section of the pricey Diamond Head neighborhood.

Wacky-Wacky Parking Fees at Waikiki Hotels

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — You might get a great deal on a rental car on the island of Oahu. But if you stay in Waikiki, as almost all visitors to Oahu do, you may pay as much as $25 (plus tax) to park your car for the night, according to a survey of Waikiki hotels conducted by Travel Hawaii LLC in Honolulu, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service.

Renewed Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon in Waikiki Makes a Splash

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hawaii’s largest hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki has finally completed its long-awaited lagoon revitalization project, according to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service. The project has transformed the once murky, uninviting pond into a delightful 5 acre swimming and recreation center, open not only to guests of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to the general public as well.

Pay Nothing or Pay Through the Nose: In-Room Internet Access at Hawaii Hotels

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service, guests at Hawaii hotels can enjoy free high-speed internet access in their rooms, or they can pay up to $20/day. Different Hawaii hotels have wildly varying charges for this new ‘must have’ amenity.

Innovative Hawaii Hotel Construction Database Helps Consumers

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel Hawaii LLC, a Hawaii-based Internet travel agency, has developed a database of Hawaii hotel construction and renovation projects designed to help consumers ‘know before they go.’ Customers can view all current construction projects and choose when it’s best to schedule a Hawaii vacation and which hotels will be ‘construction free.’

Hawaiian Retreat Makes Bold Health Claim

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtually all chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, can be eliminated through diet and lifestyle changes. At least, that is what the management of the Walk of Faith health retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii claims. Walk of Faith, a program of Rational Christian Ministries.

Resort Fees at Hawaii Hotels Cause ‘Checkout Sticker Shock’

HONOLULU, Hawaii – June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service, over 16 of Hawaii’s leading hotels – mainly high end resorts – charge mandatory ‘Resort Fees’ of up to $26 per day that are automatically added to guests’ bills upon checkout. These fees can cause ‘checkout sticker shock’ if guests don’t include them in their pre-trip cost calculations.

Hawaii Tourism Slumps on Heels of Smoking Ban

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Mar. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, Hawaii’s tourism industry is in a slump, with overall January arrivals down nearly 6 percent from January 2006 and the lucrative Japanese market down over 12 percent. The decline comes on the heels of Hawaii’s strict new smoking ban, which went into effect in November.

Baby Boomers Find HearPods Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sept. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask any baby boomer why they have not gotten help with hearing aids and they will usually say ‘price.’ HearPod, Inc. is lessening these financial fears. By providing quality, 100% digital aids at a fraction of the cost.

Unique Health Retreat Offers Lifestyle Changes in Paradise

KAHULUI, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The sounds of the ocean, the smell of plumeria in the air, and the chirping of exotic birds in the garden. These are the attractions touted by ‘The Road to Life,’ a new and unusual health and lifestyle modification retreat in the isolated Hawaiian community of Hana, on the island of Maui. Sponsored by Rational Christian Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to health and wellness education,

Hawaii Family Vacations Cost 2.5% More In 2005 Than In 2004 According To The Annual Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index

HONOLULU, HI – May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the busy summer travel season, the results of the annual Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index are released. The Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 percent in 2005.