It's hard to believe that another year of Hawaii tourism is almost in the books. But before we say farewell to 2013, Travel Agent broke down our most read stories for the year. Before we say farewell to 2013, Travel Agent broke down our most read Hawaii stories for the year. The following stories have been ranked in order of popularity with our readers.
Enjoy and have a happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the The Questex Travel Group.
Here are the top 5 Hawaii stories of 2013, from most to least unique visits:
5. Hawaii Tourism Authority Releases Statistics Showing Rise in Visitors and Spending
Hawaii tourism had been on the upswing in the first quarter of 2013, with visitor spending surpassing last year’s record breaking numbers. Read all about Hawaii's hot start in 2013 by clicking here.
4. What's Hot in Hawaii for 2013
In January, Travel Agent zeroed in on the off-the-beaten-path hotspots in Hawaii that are starting to catch a healthy amount of buzz. Read all about it by clicking here.
3. What to Expect From the Andaz Maui at Wailea
Hawaii doesn’t get new hotels very often, so when it does, it’s hot news in the industry. After years of remaining dormant on the new accommodations front, Hawaii made a big splash when it opened Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa in late August of 2011. But as the buzz subsided roughly two years after its opening, both clients and agents alike were eagerly awaiting the next big thing. Enter: Andaz Maui at Wailea, the destination’s latest resort that aims to put a luxury spin on the destination’s multigenerational market while also creating a quiet retreat for affluent couples. To read the full story, click here.
2. President of MLT Vacations - Company’s Volume to Hawaii to Decrease Significantly
In January, on the heels of an announcement that MLT Vacations and its parent company, Delta Air Lines, had agreed with United Airlines to discontinue MLT's marketing partnership with United Airlines and its United Vacations brand, Travel Agent chatted with MLT Vacations President, John F. Caldwell, about the impact this move will have on MLT's air access to Hawaii. To refresh your memory on that story, click here.
1. Flossie Update – Storm Leaves Hawaii as Tropical Depression
Back in July, travelers heading to the Aloha State got some good news when the National Weather Service forecasted Tropical Depression Flossie to leave Hawaii, a day after widespread power outages hit Maui, Molokai and the Big Island due to the storm. To relive the entire story, click here.
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