Hawaii tourism

Hawaii Tourism CEO ‘optimistic’ and ‘encouraged’ by trip’s return

The Governor of Hawaii announced that the state will reopen to non-essential travelers on November 1, 2021, and the CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued a statement welcoming visitors, noting that travel to the islands are already bouncing.

“As we look to the weeks ahead, we are encouraged by signs of a rebound in travel demand and improving vaccination rates. to recharge and spend time with loved ones,” wrote HTA CEO John De Fries.


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De Fries also noted that HTA was monitoring U.S. plans to reopen internationally, and he thanked those who postponed travel.

“We thank everyone in Hawaii’s resilient hospitality industry for the sacrifices you continue to make to keep our community and our guests safe,” he said. “We also thank all travelers who have postponed their vacations to Hawai’i over the past two months for their understanding and patience at a time when the delta variant of COVID-19 was increasing in our community and straining our resources. . It is reassuring to see that Hawai’i is now in a stronger public health position for vaccinated travelers to visit.”

Travelers to the islands are reminded that all visitors must follow state Covid protocols, including restrictions on indoor and outdoor capacity limits, wearing masks, and social distancing while visiting.

Visitors can check the status Traveling Safely Page for more information on the latest protocols.

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