Hawaii visitors happy with trips despite virus restrictions
HONOLULU — A survey conducted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority has found that visitors to the islands between late December and early January were pleased despite limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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We need to see a similar survey of those visiting Kauai where the bubble hotel requirement is in place, as well as the number of visitor and percent compared to 2019 versus how our primary competition on the Big Island and Maui are doing. I’m guessing we aren’t doing nearly as well on Kauai and suffering the economic collapse much worse than the other islands but need real data to know for sure. When is Kauai going to get aligned with the remainder of the state?
I agree Ken, I am sure the people who have had to go through this bubble thing aren’t near as happy to have had to spend over a thousand more of their dollars to hang out in a bubble!!
Right now the 14 day average on Kauai is less than 1/4 of 1% and yet there is still no movement on the mayor’s part to save the island. The fact that there are less and less business still open will only add to this fact as people if ever start to come back. It is so sad that Kauai will never be the same. I pray for all my friends on this Island every day. I hope that the HB1286 passes soon so Kauai can start welcoming back all that love her.
I agree with the passengers. They want to spend their hard earned money on a vacation to relax. And not worry about the hussle and bussle of everyday life of trains, buses, and cars. Freeways and highways. So they come to Kaua’i to relax. This travel testing thing can get out of line. Even though it is for the better, it does make things into a mess. The main thing is the travelers walk away happy. Only a few want to participate in making Kaua’i a grand of a resort. All the others, just another day. Because there is work on a personal note. I’m not with the hospitality dept. on Kaua’i. If you’re them, happy for you. You got your work cut out. And you’ll be paid for it too. Hotel and tourism industry.
we’ve enjoyed Kauai every year for the past 27 years; however, i wish we hadn’t planned on it this year. $120 from airport to resort. cannot rent a car until your test is done there for $200pp. $120 back to the airport for the rental car. those of us who are lucky enough to have gotten the vaccine, should be exempt from the test we have to get on arrival to the island, and from not being able to rent a car right away.