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Lonely Planet 2012 honor for Big Island

Lonely Planet 2012 honor for Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island has been recognized as one of the Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2012 by the editors of Lonely Planet, the only Hawaiian Island to make the list compiled by one of the world’s leading travel publishers. “Hawaii, the Big Island was chosen for its ‘Best in Show’ qualities with […]

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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods present Hawaii Island United Way with donation

BIVB reaches out to meeting planners while supporting local causes

Big Island Visitors Bureau, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods present Hawaii Island United Way with donation

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What's in a name? Hawaii, The Big Island

What’s in a name? Hawaii, The Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE It may seem a subtle change, but tourism officials are changing the way they refer to Hawaii’s Big Island and returning to the island’s Hawaiian name, Hawaii. To avoid confusion with the state name, everyone is encouraged to use Hawaii Island when referring to the island. A new logo is being unveiled in […]

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JAL shoots Big Isle a Christmas present

JAL shoots Big Isle a Christmas present

MEDIA RELEASE Japan Airline landed again Saturday at Kona International Airport. The special charter flight carried 179 passengers from Japan who wanted to spend Christmas on the Big Island. The flight arrived at 7:15 a.m. Christmas Day, and passengers from Japan were greeted with lei, cookies and live Hawaiian entertainment. Officials from the Big Island […]

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County, tourism and airline officials hope to resume service in the future

Big Island bids JAL flight a warm a hui hou

County, tourism and airline officials hope to resume service in the future

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Big savings for Big Island's kamaaina

Big savings for Big Island’s kamaaina

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Visitors Bureau woos kamaaina travelers with irresistible lodging, activity, dining and other offers that begin this week with the start of the Merrie Monarch Festival, and last through much of 2010 on www.bigisland.org/getaway “Hawaii’s Big Island is so vast that residents can discover an exciting vacation just a short drive […]

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Tsunami: Monday morning quarterback talk

Tsunami: Monday morning quarterback talk

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor The tsunami sirens went off again at 11:45 a.m. Monday. The regular monthly test likely was more a source of comfort than an irritant to many on the Big Island. Just two days earlier, the sirens blasted for a very different reason – a tsunami was coming, hammering […]

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The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for West Hawai‘i will meet on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Natural Energy Laboratory Gateway Conference Room, 73-4460 Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona. The public is invited to attend.

Big Island Visitors Bureau executive director George Applegate to address governor’s West Hawai‘i council

The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for West Hawai‘i will meet on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Natural Energy Laboratory Gateway Conference Room, 73-4460 Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona. The public is invited to attend.

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BIVB launches campaign aimed at kamaaina

BIVB launches campaign aimed at kamaaina

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Visitors Bureau wants the kamaaina dollar. Trying to make the best of a bad economy, the bureau has devised a campaign to encourage residents to get out and enjoy their own island, rather than spend their summer vacation funds elsewhere. BIVB, which is always good about putting a happy spin […]

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Community Enterprise meeting Feb. 10 on economy

Community Enterprises will present its monthly Kona Town Meeting focusing on: Hawaii Island’s Economic Outlook for 2009. When: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 Where: Makaeo Events Pavilion, Old Kona Airport Park.  Speakers include: Brenda Ford – County Council, District 7, South Kona    Nancy Crawford – County Director of Finance   George Applegate – Executive […]

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