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Hawaii's 7th Largest Landowner Launches Molokai Ranch Beef
HONOLULU, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 7 th , Molokai Ranch introduced their new brand, Molokai Ranch Beef, a premium 100% grass-fed Angus beef, by hosting a private event for leaders ...

Part-time paddlers ready to embarass on world?s best
HAWAII BOUND: Mooloolaba Masters team are heading to Molokai for the world championships. Patrick Woods

Flash flood watch, high-surf advisory in place
A flash flood watch is in effect for all of Maui County through Sunday, and a high-surf advisory has been expanded to include parts of Molokai, Maui, Lanai and Kahoolawe, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Adventures to be had in Molokai
One of Molokai?s best beaches - Papohaku Beach on the west side. Photograph By David Dossor

Hawaii: Mokulele introducing four routes serving Oahu, Maui, Molokai
A small but growing airline in Hawaii will add four more routes this month. Introductory fares are being offered, and passengers won?t be subjected to the usual TSA security checks.

Mokulele Airlines Announces The Addition Of Four New Routes
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mokulele Airlines has announced that it will expand its interisland service with the addition of four new routes that will begin on October 20. The new ...

Saying aloha to Molokai: unspoiled side of Hawaii
MOLOKAI, Hawaii - After we heard buzzing overhead in the thick Hawaiian jungle for the second or third time, I asked our ponytailed guide, Gregorson Rider, the source of the noise.

Public may comment on Molokai munitions cleanup
The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on a plan to remove unexploded ordnance from a World War II bombing range on Molokai's Kalaupapa peninsula.

Agencies shuttering parks and harbors
With Ana forecast to bring rain, big surf and tropical storm level winds to Maui County on Saturday, federal, state and county agencies began shutting down parks, recreational areas and small-boat harbors.

Pilot error to blame for deadly 2011 Molokai chopper crash
Pilot failure is to blame in a deadly 2011 helicopter crash on Molokai. The National Transportation Safety Board says it its final report that the pilot did not maintain clearance from the mountain while flying in marginal weather conditions. The report also says the pilot's decision to fly into an area with rising terrain, low clouds, rain and high winds, was a factor. Five people on board the ...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shortage of Rental Cars in Hawaii

By Doug Porter

An interesting thing happened this week. Hawaii car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Thrifty and all the others actually ran out of cars. Visitors to Hawaii are up and shortages exist on all islands.

For 8 or 9 months now, rental companies have been reducing the number of cars in their inventory to cut costs. Fleets have been reduced by more than 1500 cars, but the bump in visitors from President’s weekend and Mid-winter break caught rental companies by surprise. Either things aren’t as bad as they expected, or perhaps – dare I say it – we’ve rounded a corner?

Of course it’s too early to say, but the increase in visitors to the islands is a good sign. Not just for car rental companies, but for airlines, restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals and just about everyone else in Hawaii. And, if it’s the beginning of a national trend it could start to spread to other sectors. Rental car companies will start increasing fleets and helping automakers, etc.

I may be grasping at straws here, but I’ll take any good news I can get.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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