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On the newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Yaling Fisher share the latest developments and insight into the effect of coronavirus restrictions and quarantine requirements on Hawaii Tourism.
Bruce makes the point that Hawaii’s statistics on confirmed cases of coronavirus and other telling metrics are far lower than mainland states. Bruce also mentions the hopeful story of a young Honolulu bartender who has begun the road to recovery after falling gravely ill with COVID-19.
Yaling offers numbers on how many visitors are arriving in Hawaii in spite of travel restrictions and Hawaii Tourism quarantine rules. Our hosts note that some visitors have been exploiting loopholes in the new rules and that the Honolulu City & County was moved to action after a visit to Daniel K. Inouye Airport (HNL) that spotlighted shortcomings in the screening of Hawaii arrivals.
Bruce says that Hawaii Aloha Travel is receiving many calls from visitors who want to know when hotels will be reopened. He says hotels will begin using “hygiene managers” to monitor guests subject to travel restrictions.
Our hosts move the discussion to steps that can be taken to make travelers safer. Bruce and Yaling talk about air carriers suspending service to and from a large number of mainland airports. Bruce wonders who will be brought in to monitor the many aspects of the Hawaii Tourism travel industry that are affected by the coronavirus global pandemic.
Bruce and Yaling talk about pending Hawaii Aloha Travel bookings in the coming months, and how they are managing changes in travel bookings. They agree that those things are changing quickly, but they expect bookings for June and beyond to continue.
Bruce shares his feelings about the unprecedented nature of the disruption the coronavirus has caused in Hawaii. He and Yaling assure podcast listeners that Hawaii Aloha Travel’s travel insurance provides peace of mind if your vacation plans have to be adjusted. Of course, special considerations can be offered to front-line workers in the stand against the global pandemic.
Co-host Lanai Tabura will be back with the podcast soon, our hosts assure. He’s quite busy helping feed thousands with the Show Aloha Challenge and other projects serving Hawaii’s vulnerable communities.