Kauai flush with films

Officials statewide are predicting an excess of $400 million in Hawaii revenues for film and television production, and Kauai’s film commissioner said The Garden Island is doing its part.

Historic homes in Honolulu County

One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation.” Under the exemption ordinance, owners of historic homes can save thousands of dollars in real property taxes every year if they put up a certain plaque, allow viewing of the home and meet other requirements.

Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit to address future of travel

The theme of this year’s Global Tourism Summit, “Charting the Course,” points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to continuously balance the power of tourism’s popularity worldwide with its impact on residents and communities.

How long does it take to have a home on Kauai?

Today we focus on Kauai real property tax, thanks to an alert reader who has given us a horrifying account of something so commonplace as buying a home there. How long do you think it takes between buying a home on Kauai and having the “home exemption” effective for real property tax there?

Hanalei Dolphin cleans up after latest flooding

When the torrential rains from Hurricane Lane started, Hanalei Dolphin manager Morgan Needham got worried. “It was nerve-wracking because I wasn’t there. Last time I was there,” she said. “But it was 5 inches of water this time versus 5 feet.”

Maui, Kauai, Oahu drive hotel performance

Hawaii hotels statewide reported a 3.6 percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to $248 in July 2018, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released Wednesday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

CVS offered help during storm

CVS Health issued a number of reminders to help Longs Drugs customers and patients prepare for their prescription needs due to Tropical Storm Lane. CVS Health and CVS Pharmacy operate Longs Drugs in Hawaii.