Maui visitor spending up nearly 5 percent the first half of 2017. Mahalo!

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Hawaii’s status as a premier resort destination was born out once again in the first half of 2017, with visitor spending increasing by nearly 9 percent. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visitors spent a total of $8.4 billion the …

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Maui lawmakers ensure millions for capital improvements

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Kahului Airport, everyone’s favorite landing spot in Maui, will receive a majority of the funding from a multimillion-dollar Capital Improvement Project earmarked for 2018 and 2019.  Of the $438 million secured by Maui representatives for the CIP, more than $126 …

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Maui hits new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2016

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We would like to thank our loyal owners and guests for helping Maui set a new visitor record in 2016. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, 2.6 million people visited the island in 2016 – about 100,000 more than in …

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2017 Maui Whale Festival set to begin

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The Maui Whale Festival, a month-long celebration of our favorite migrating mammal, commences with the Run & Walk for the Whales on Feb. 4 followed that day by Tales of the Whale, a presentation by Pacific Whale Foundation founder Greg Kaufman. …

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Maui New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Special Celebrations

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If you’re staying with us over New Year’s Eve, you’ll find plenty to do, including grand fireworks displays, festive dinners and a whole lot of warm aloha. Here’s what’s going on around Maui for New Year’s Eve. Fireworks For many …

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We wish you a very Merry and a very Maui Christmas!

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Planning to spend this Christmas holiday on Maui? You’ll find the island decked out in lights, ornaments and Christmas cheer. Maui really knows how to celebrate the holidays with warmth and Aloha. As you’re making your Christmas vacation plans, we …

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You’ll soon need a reservation to watch the sunrise

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Supply and demand – in this case, too many vehicles for too few parking spots – has necessitated a reservation system to watch the sunrise at Haleakala National Park. Early-morning crowds to Haleakala regularly exceed 1,000, while parking spaces number …

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First humpback whale of the season spotted in October! Or was it August? Please read on for explanation.

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The first humpback whale sighting of the season is always reason to rejoice, auguring as it does the return of our beloved state marine mammal and the start of whale season in Maui. This year’s first sighting occurred Oct. 20, …

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“Halloween in Lahaina” Returns this Monday!

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The Lahaina Town Action Committee and the Maui Office of Economic Development host Halloween in Lahaina, a family-friendly event for the residents and visitors of Maui. “Halloween in Lahaina” returns to Front Street on Monday Oct. 31. Highlights include the 38th Annual …

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Timeshare vs. Peer-to-Peer Rentals: What’s the verdict?

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    A recent popular trend has become share or peer-to-peer vacations – like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway – where vacationers rent rooms or houses directly from homeowners.  For most families a vacation is a once-a-year event, where everything needs …

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