HONOLULU — In an effort to support the volcano recovery effort on Hawaii island, Hilton Grand Vacations has donated $25,000 to the Hawaii Island Volcano Recovery Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation. To date, the fund has raised over $750,000 to support Hawaii Island communities affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption.
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.
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?
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.”