Aloha Bruce is back in the home studio to discuss Hawaii Vacation Tips for this Sunday, July 10, 2022, episode of the Hawaii Vacation Podcast. He’ll offer a handful of top “post-pandemic Hawaii Vacation Tips” for Hawaii visitors. “You want to get the most ‘bang for your buck’, right?” Bruce says.
Starting with some Hawaii travel news, Bruce notes that interisland airfares are going to be dropping as low as $29 in August. He says that vacation pricing and savings are “top of mind” for all of HAT’s clients. Aloha Bruce also discusses tips for dealing with lost identification during a Hawaii vacation and some of the remedies and alternate forms of identification. He urges visitors to have copies and alternate forms of ID.
Bruce moves on to talk about making plans for a Pearl Harbor visit, noting that there are four main attractions at the historic and fabled naval base: USS Arizona Memorial, The USS Missouri, The USS Bowfin, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Aloha Bruce stresses the point that the tickets are free and that “they go like hotcakes!” He mentions that big-bus tours have possibly been hoarding those tickets and he breaks down things that visitors are experiencing on those tours, including a VR google tour.
Our host also offers a quick shoutout to some podcast listeners from the Soares family who have shared their love for Hawaii in the HAT Facebook community, and he discusses briefly return visitors to Hawaii.
Bruce gets into his “7 post-pandemic Hawaii Vacation Tips”. First, he says, is to book a Hawaii vacation during the “off-season” when demand is lower during the autumn months. Bruce says that without the full return of Japanese visitors, he’s seeing some “softness” in the market during those months.
Next, Bruce says “don’t be over-ambitious with your itinerary”, and book things in advance that you may want to cancel once you arrive. He also says that your vacation budget should include “everything”, and he stresses incidental costs like tipping and buying souvenirs. He then talks about other incidentals that can quickly add to a vacation budget. He also gives some tips about planning a dining budget. Bruce also advises visitors to “plan your splurges”, including fine dining or special breakfasts. He also gives some insider Hawaii Vacation Tips on planning a stay at a high-end hotel or resort for one or two nights.
Next, Bruce says bluntly, “Forget the luau!” He says the cost for a large family to attend a luau can be prohibitive and that there are many other dining and entertainment options available.
One of the most important Hawaii vacation savings tips is about using travel points and Bruce talks about some of the best ways to make the most of them during a Hawaii vacation. Bruce extends a big “mahalo” to Hawaii vacation podcast listeners and social media community members for tuning in and engaging. “You guys are the best!”