Photography by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Pedal Power

Tiffany Hill

Will Mather has bike renting down to a science. He’s able to fit a customer with the right size bike, discuss safety and road rules, equip them with a helmet and lock, and take payment for the rental, all in about seven minutes. Mather is the store manager of The Bike Shop Kailua. In the Read the full article…

January 2017 , Sports , Tourism
January, 2017
Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting

How Hawaii’s Beach Waters Rank

Hawaii Business magazine

Was Your Beach Tested? The state uses a tiered system based on risk to determine which beach waters to sample for bacteria. Tier 1: These beaches take priority because they are heavily used and have factors that could influence higher bacteria counts, such as nearby streams and storm drains. Tested at least once a week. Read the full article…

January 2017 , Sustainability , Tourism
January, 2017
Photo: Thinkstock

New Way to Book Tours in Hawaii

Meghan Miner Murray

ORIGIN: Like many origin stories, Activiter’s started in Vegas. Stuck on the Strip in the heat of the day, the company’s co-founders – Rob Lafontaine and Ikaika Sheehan – decided to see a show (mostly for the air conditioning) and waited in a discount line for tickets. “Twenty minutes later, it had hardly moved,” says Lafontaine. They Read the full article…

Photography by: Grant Kaye

Must-Dos on the Island of Lanai

Shannon Wianecki

Lanai is the perfect holoholo for busy people who want a quick and convenient destination to disconnect or blow off some steam. There is something for everyone—whether exploring ancient sites, going camping or feasting on a fancy breakfast buffet. To help you get in the mood, read the full story “The Holoholo Guide to Lāna‘i” Read the full article…

September 2016 , Tourism
October, 2016
Tori Richard's Josh Feldman and United Laundry's Vicky Cayetano stand with the new uniforms for the Sheraton Waikiki staff. Their alliance is an effort to simplify the entire supply, maintenance and cleaning of uniforms for local hotels.  Photo by Tommy Shih

An Innovation in Hotel Uniforms

James Charisma

In Hawaii, the business of hotel uniforms has traditionally been messy. A hotel would contract with a company to design and produce uniforms for its staff, but a different company would clean them. If the fabric shrank or threads came loose during washing, the cleaners often blamed the manufacturers for using faulty material, while the Read the full article…

Innovation , September 2016 , Tourism
September, 2016