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A Re-cap of our Wine Down Event

The sticky weather did not stop many of Hawaii Kai’s Chamber Members and guests, who came out to
 “Wine Down,” with us. Good conversations ensued, and wine flowed, as loyal members welcomed a few
new additions to our Chamber (Sandy Gomes, Rosanne Bronston and, Krysti Peacock)We also had the privilege
of hearing from Andrew McHowell, Owner/Photographer of Aina Imagery,  as he shared about his book release,
and latest travel stories….

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Trick-or-Treat at Koko Marina

Koko Marina Center welcomes keiki to trick-or-treat their way around the center with participating merchants handing out candy and other treats on Wednesday, October 31st from 5 – 7 pm. Bring the entire family and your four-legged friends to enjoy a fun evening. Pick up dinner, grab a snack and shop a little while you check out all of the great costumes! Participating merchants include:

24 HOUR FITNESS

AL PHILIPS THE CLEANER

ALOHA PACIFIC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

BUBBIES ICE CREAM

CHIC ICON

COOKIES CLOTHING CO.

DA KINE DOG HOUSE

ELEGANT NAILS

GRAND MASTER CHO

HARBOR VILLAGE CUISINE

HAWAIIAN SURF ADVENTURES

ISLAND TREASURES

J BOUTIQUE SALON

JAMBA JUICE

KOKO MARINA THEATERS

KONA BREWING CO.

LOCAL MOTION

MIKINOLA

NO TAN LINES

PETCO

PRICE BUSTERS

RADIO SHACK

SOUTH SHORE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

SUBWAY

SUPERCUTS

THE UPS STORE

WALGREENS

ZIPPY’S

 

Located in East Oahu at 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy., Koko Marina Center features a variety of water sport activities, specialty and gift shops, personal services, fine dining restaurants, casual eateries, fast food and snack bars as well as a grand 8-plex theater.  Visit www.Kokomarinacenter.com for details, an updated list or download our new iPhone app with great offers. For more information, call 395-4737.

DBEDT tourism 3rd Quarter forecast

Forecasts–3rd Quarter 2014 (released on August 21, 2014)

After seventeen quarters of positive growth from the third quarter of 2009, through especially strong growth in 2012, to the third quarter of 2013, Hawaii’s tourism sector experienced two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 and first quarter of 2014. However, in the second quarter of 2014, Hawaii’s tourism sector returned to positive growth compared with the same quarter in 2013. The decrease in domestic visitor arrivals was more than offset by the increase in international visitor arrivals in the quarter.

In the new DBEDT forecast released on August 21st, 2014, Visitor arrivals are expected to increase 0.7 percent in 2014, same as the previous forecast. The forecast for visitor days in 2014 also remained the same at 0.8 percent. The forecast for visitor expenditure in 2014 is revised upward to 2.6 percent, from 2.3 percent growth projected in the previous forecast. For 2015, the growth rates of visitor arrivals, visitor days, and visitor expenditures are now expected to be 2.0 percent, 2.3 percent, and 3.6 percent, respectively.

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