Will the Shutdown Effect your Hawaii Vacation?

On today’s Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, AlohaBruce and Lanai Tabura will discuss the impacts of the current government shutdown in Hawaii. We’ll provide our unique local insights into the various ways in which Hawaii and its visitors are being affected.
Of course, we’ll talk about the shutdown’s effect on TSA, and how Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu (HNL) ranked nationally for wait times.

We’ll take an upbeat look at how Hawaii has responded to the shutdown, and how it’s being dealt with on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai. We’ll talk about how Pearl Harbor Memorial remains operating with assistance from a variety of local community groups and agencies. The ferry tour to the USS Arizona remains closed due to a recent maritime collision, but the museum and its other attractions open thanks to the efforts of several organizations.

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Similarly, at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and Haleakala National Park on Maui, many parts of both parks remain open with limited, “skeleton crews” and park services. We’ll even talk about the best time to visit Haleakala, and how you should be on the lookout for road hazards like cows and cyclists when the fog rolls in.

The shutdown is having a negative impact on federal workers in Hawaii, but visitors can rest assured that virtually all of the things that make a Hawaii vacation so special are unaffected. So join us for this podcast as we provide you the low-down on the government shutdown in Hawaii.