2 months after asking tourists to stay away, governor once

22 hours ago · “Group travel, large gatherings so forth are still going to be a challenge, but the sooner that we can get word that we are officially welcoming people back from the Governor of the state, the

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Non-essential travel to resume on Nov. 1 for fully

(5 days ago) 22 hours ago · Non-essential travel to resume on Nov. 1 for fully vaccinated residents and visitors. Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 5:44 PM PDT | Updated: 5 minutes ago. Close.

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Tourism industry hopes governor’s message to vaccinated

(6 days ago) Tourism industry hopes governor’s message to vaccinated visitors will bring back Japanese tourists. During the pandemic, only about 2,000 Japanese visited each month. (Hawaii News Now) HONOLULU

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US to lift restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign travelers

(5 days ago) WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to announce Friday that it will lift travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the U.S. by air travel or by

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Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

(Just Now) The new rules, announced Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel starting in early November, when a similar easing of

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Hawaii’s tourism industry anticipates a gradual return of

(8 days ago) Tourism experts are optimistic that the Asia travel sector — which was once a driving force of Hawaii’s tourism field — will gradually get back to full steam.

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Hawaii tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

(7 days ago) The state’s international market has been nearly nonexistent since the pandemic largely shut down travel last year. Last week, the White House loosened rules that previously prohibited some

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Tourism leaders report ‘staggering’ losses in weeks since

(9 days ago) The slower travel season, cancellations after the governor’s announcement, and few international visitors is all triggering anxiety for the tourism industry.

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A Hawaii-based travel agent is charged with 47 felonies

(2 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former travel agent based in Hawaii was charged with 47 felonies for allegedly booking people on bogus trips to …

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Observation deck at top of new World Trade Center tower

(Just Now) Visitors to the observation deck at One World Trade Center will learn about the building's history while they're waiting in line downstairs and watch a video on the tower's 102nd floor before the

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Travel Experts Share Luxury Travel Trends

(4 days ago) About Global Travel Collection Global Travel Collection (GTC), a division of Internova Travel Group, is the world's largest collection of international luxury travel agencies, including the well

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Evolve's 2022 Travel Trends Forecast: Travel Returns

(9 days ago) Evolve 2022 Travel Trends Forecast Methodology The 2022 survey was sent out to a total population of 100,000 contacts via email, as well as shared …

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Biden eases international travel restrictions into US

(3 days ago) The White House says starting in November, fully vaccinated foreign flyers will be able to travel to the U.S. They'll have to show proof of vaccination before boarding AND a negative COVID test

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Top Travel Insurance Questions Answered as Americans

(5 days ago) Travelers can contact InsureMyTrip at 1-800-487-4722 to reach a travel insurance expert. Covid-19 Coverage Tool. Since Covid-19 is top of mind for travelers this holiday season, InsureMyTrip is

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Tourism’s slow recovery prompts call for ‘unified travel

(Just Now) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Travel executives and business leaders say Hawaii needs a more unified travel program that streamlines the process for visitors. “The inconsistent travel

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As vaccinations ramp up, pandemic-hit travel agencies

(4 days ago) Travel agencies have already undergone changes in the past decade with the rise of technology, experts say, but the pandemic has forced businesses like Cheng’s to …

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In wake of governor’s plea for visitors to stay away

(Just Now) Travel experts say Hawaii residents should also inquire about travel insurance or protection since pandemic travel problems are still with us. Coconut Condos says if people are booking travel

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New Travel Oregon Campaign Inspires Adventure With Awe And

(2 days ago) Travel Oregon's campaign welcomes everyone to dream ahead and plan memorable Oregon experiences that help support businesses across the state, all while reinforcing messages of safety and kindness

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As state prepares to roll out inter-island vaccine

(4 days ago) Every time travel rules change, his reservations team gets swamped with visitor questions. “It was a lot of extra work just to adapt to what seemed like to be daily changes in travel

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Hawaii is seeing a tourism boom. The governor isn’t sure

(6 days ago) Bruce Fisher, of Hawaii Aloha Travel, says he went from three to 10 agents to meet the demand. “The pent up demand has been really amazing. …

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New research raises questions about efficacy of Hawaii’s

(8 days ago) “The precise way is the total exposure of the destination, mainly the residents of Hawaii from COVID-infected travelers, is reduced by the pre-travel test by about 20%.”

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State working on system to allow vaccinated travelers to

(5 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Seeking to jump-start Hawaii’s travel industry and ease some restrictions, the state is reportedly nearing a system for vaccinated individuals to travel

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Visitors from Japan approved for state’s pre-travel

(6 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Visitors from Japan will soon be able to avoid quarantining upon arrival in Hawaii by participating in the state’s pre-travel COVID-19 …

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Pre-travel testing program to start Oct. 15, key step in

(5 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After being delayed for months, a much-touted pre-travel testing program that authorities say is a key step in …

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LIST: These airlines (and 1 airport) will offer COVID-19

(9 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state’s pre-travel testing program will launch on Oct. 15, allowing trans-Pacific travelers to bypass quarantine if …

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GoodTrust partners with The Travel Plan by Inman to launch

(9 days ago) The Travel Plan brings a loved one home for ceremony if the die 75 miles or more from their legal address. Our owner, Dave McComb is a 4th generation funeral director and understands the …

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For visitors and returning residents, navigating traveler

(5 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A recent change to Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program and a shortage of COVID-19 tests on the mainland amid the continued surge in …

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Ige delays plan to reopen tourism until Sept. 1 amid COVID

(9 days ago) Eliminating travel restrictions that pertained to inter-island travel ― which the governor did last month ― was the first step taken toward ushering in the return of the tourism sector in Hawaii.

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‘Golden Week’ comes and goes as Japan visitors face COVID

(5 days ago) Golden Week is a time in Japan when a group of holidays converge, which Japanese workers use as a spring break of sorts in order to travel without having to …

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EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

(5 days ago) EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists. BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries …

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For many, traveler testing program is a chance to visit

(1 days ago) The state’s new pre-travel testing program isn’t just for visitors. Hawaii residents have also been waiting to get back home ― without having to quarantine.

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Hawaii travelers to complete mandatory online application

(6 days ago) Published: Aug. 31, 2020 at 8:14 AM PDT. HONOLULU (AP) — Travelers to Hawaii will be required to complete an online form including health and travel information to …

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Should you pack your COVID-19 vaccine card for your next trip

(9 days ago) For international travel, you’ll almost certainly need it, as most countries require vaccination proof or a negative test result to avoid quarantine restrictions. For domestic travel, you

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US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

(1 days ago) Worldwide, air travel is still down more than half from pre-pandemic levels, and the decline is much sharper for cross-border flying. By July, domestic travel had …

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Ige agrees to second COVID-19 test for out-of-state

(3 days ago) Under the pre-travel testing program, trans-Pacific travelers will be able to forgo a mandatory quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 before arrival.

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As tourism’s relaunch nears, details of traveler testing

(3 days ago) Lt. Gov. Josh Green has spearheaded the state’s efforts to implement the pre-travel testing program that intends to deliver a shot in the arm to Hawaii’s tourism industry, allowing visitors to

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Mayors now urging governor to require second, post-arrival

(1 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several days after Kauai opted out of the state’s pre-travel testing program, Mayor Derek Kawakami says …

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State forges ahead with plan to reopen tourism with

(5 days ago) “Everybody who is not subject to the quarantine, that is somebody who has pretested or done the pre-travel testing, is not going to be in the database,” she said.

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Japanese travel agency extends tour cancellations to

(8 days ago) HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Japanese travel agency JTB Hawaii is extending its tour cancellations until Aug. 31, another grim …

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UHERO predicts faster Hawaii economic recovery, citing

(3 days ago) The quarantine for inter-island travel was lifted Tuesday in Hawaii. (Hawaii News Now) By HNN Staff. Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 6:21 PM HST HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - …

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LATEST: Schools take precautionary measures amid global

(9 days ago) Meanwhile, all school-related travel and programs to China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran are suspended. That includes summer school …

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Hawaii tour company accused of ripping off clients closes

(8 days ago) The media outlet said the travel company emailed a client, saying that the Ewa Beach-based business “suffered irrecoverable business losses” and that “any current and future bookings will be

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Hawaii officially drops case against President Trump's

(6 days ago) The executive order blocked travel into the U.S. by people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also set up a 120-day ban on all refugees.

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State urges residents not to travel to China as concern

(1 days ago) “Because Hawaii is a major travel destination, planning and preparing for possible outbreaks is an ongoing activity. The emergence of the 2019 coronavirus in …

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Ige announces 14-day quarantine measure for incoming travelers

(3 days ago) It was a dramatic new development that bolstered calls for the governor to institute stricter measures aimed at locking down the state and stopping travel to the islands. “We have been talking

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Ige urges visitors to stay away for 30 days; all non

(2 days ago) Stopping all non-essential state travel, including inter-island travel. Those who do have to travel will have to go into self-isolation for 14 days. Directing all movie theaters, visitor

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Travelers could be rerouted to HNL under rules aimed at

(2 days ago) The U.S. earlier advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of the worrying new virus spiked. Delta, United and American Airlines have suspended all U.S. to China flights.

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