The good news for Hawaii tourism has been piling up faster than the Islands’ cherished food trucks churn out plate lunches.
A year after Hawaii started its pandemic lockdown with stay-at-home orders and a quarantine for all incoming arrivals, the Aloha State is welcoming an extended period of positive developments for tourism.
To start, visitor numbers are steadily headed up. In February, Hawaii’s hotels reported the highest occupancy rate since the pandemic shuttered the state. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), hotels statewide were reporting 30% occupation in February, an increase from 23% in January. That’s nowhere