This week’s Aloha Friday Wrap details how the US island state and its airline are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and also provides some holiday inspo for once things return to normal.
“Aloha from our home to yours”: Hawaii’s message to travellers
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has asked travellers to postpone their trips to the US island state so it can effectively address the health crisis.
Hawaii Governor David Ige has mandated a 14-day quarantine for all visitors and residents entering the state.
In addition, the island mayors have over the past few days instituted home lockdowns except for essential personnel.
You can read the message from Hawaii’s tourism body in full here.
Hawaiian Airlines to support medical workers with complimentary flights
Hawaiian Airlines will provide complimentary neighbour island flights for medical professionals during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts.
The airline is partnering with Hawaii’s leading healthcare providers to maintain and facilitate the delivery of critical medical services to communities statewide.
Partner organisations include the Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA), The Queen’s Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Hawaii Pacific Health, and Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.
The airline has also announced a new flight schedule designed to provide vital neighbour island connectivity in April, during the state of Hawaii’s 14-day self-quarantine requirement for inter-island passengers, except for those considered by the government to be traveling for essential work or needs.
Read more here.
Here’s how your clients can experience Oahu’s rich history and culture
An integral part of making a Hawaii holiday amazing, aside from beach time and tropical cocktails, is taking a deep dive into the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands.
Travellers can get to know the islands on a more intimate level by visiting Oahu’s most recognisable historical and cultural attractions, along with a few under-the-radar sites.
Here are some unique places in Hawaii that your clients won’t easily forget.
Featured image credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Vincent Lim