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Airfares expected to drop with Southwest's arrival in Hawaii
From left, Southwest COO Mike Van de Ven, managing director for culture Cheryl Hughey and CEO Gary Kelly toast the airline's news that it plans to serve Hawaii. Gov. David Ige and Southwest president Tom Nealon joined via satellite from Waikiki Beach.

Airfares expected to drop with Southwest's arrival in Hawaii

Chief revenue officer Andrew Watterson told Hawaiian media that Southwest's future competitors in Hawaii are charging fares that are above what it would charge in identical markets. READ MORE


In Hawaii the need for the tourism industry to work as responsible stewards of the environment has hit home in the last few years. In addition to programs at the resorts and hotels, there are numerous environmental tourism and volunteer opportunities that take travelers close to the Islands' natural beauty. READ MORE


Tales of tragedy, compassion at Kalaupapa
A view of the bay near the original Kalawao settlement where the Hawaiian government marooned people with leprosy in the 19th century.  Photo Credit: Tovin Lapan
Tales of tragedy, compassion at Kalaupapa

Taking the trail down drives home the isolation of the original colony, where the Hawaiian government...  READ MORE