Card can improve communications for deaf, hard of hearing

A new tool for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind is now available statewide. Developed by the Hawaii State Disability and Communication Access Board, the new Communication Access Card is a quick, convenient and comfortable way for individuals with communication access needs to self-advocate for their preferred communication method.

Hotel revenues rise despite Hurricane Lane

Hawaii hotels statewide and in Maui County, Kauai and Oahu reported increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily room rate (ADR) in August, even as Hurricane Lane’s approach to the Hawaiian Islands increased cancellations to reduce occupancy.

Singing sensation returns to Kauai

Honolulu enka singing sensation Torao Hikariyama will perform on Kauai tonight and Saturday at four different events. The 22-year-old drew thousands at the Hanapepe Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji bon dance in August and at the Ho‘onani Kauai Celebration in February, and returns to do a special performance at the Matsuri Aloha Gala Dinner tonight at Kauai Aqua Beach Resort’s Jasmine Ballroom near Hanamaulu.

Kauai timeshares stay nearly full

Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of 91.5 percent (plus 1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued Wednesday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.