HLTA News & Updates


Mayors’ Charity Walk Challenge Winner and Results Announced

photo of mayors of Hawaiian islands

From left to right: HLTA president George Szigeti, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Mayor Billy Kenoi, Mayor Alan Arakawa, Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Charity Walk statewide chair Kelly Hoen

HAWAI‘I – The results are in! The Mayors of Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island have been participating in a friendly competition to raise money for the annual Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association’s (HLTA) Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which took place in May.

The County with the largest percentage growth over the previous year was announced as Hawai‘i Island, which raised a total of $276,218, amounting to a 21 percent increase from 2013. As a reward, Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawai‘i Island received a special Koa wood slipper plaque that symbolizes the Walk.

Overall, the 36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk raised a record-breaking $1,887,010, a 12.9 percent increase from 2013.

Read the full press release: VICW 2014 Mayors Challenge Results

2014 Legislative Update

For a complete list of bills tracked by HLTA, click SENATE BILLS or HOUSE BILLS. These lists include HLTA’s position on each bill.

For information on the legislative process, the Hawai‘i State Legislature has a wonderful resource called “A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Legislative Process,” which you can find here.

You may also view the bills, status of bills, committee reports & hearing notices at the legislative website:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov