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A plea for respect as Hawaii prepares to welcome back vaccinated visitors starting Nov. 1 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-20 03:52:03 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Many have been waiting for Governor Ige to welcome travelers as COVID cases and hospitalizations are declining. On Tuesday it finally happened.

“It is now safe for fully vaccinated residents and visitors to resume non-essential trips to and within Hawaii,” said Governor David Ige... “We would like to invite and encourage fully vaccinated visitors and residents for business or leisure, trans-Pacific and inter-island travel.”

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The tourism industry is excited to pave the way for economic recovery.

Mufi Hannemann, President and Chief Executive Officer of HLTA, said: “It depends on the property, so I have another question about what kind of service we can offer. It depends on the business, and the rules are different for each county, such as large meetings and indoor meetings.”

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said in a statement:

“I fully agree with Governor Ige that it is a good time to welcome leisure trips for vaccinated residents and visitors. The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have decreased. We continue to look forward to continuing discussions with the state to ease additional restrictions and enable more activities for the overall public health of the local population. “

-Mayor of Honolulu Rick Blangiardi

During that time, the state’s Safe Travel Program has not changed. That’s what Maui County can rest assured.

Mayor Michael Victorino of Maui County said: “As I told everyone, we need to be safe and respectful.”

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The Hawaii Tourism Board repeated Victorino’s request.

Kalani Kaanaana, HTA’s Chief Brand Officer, said: “The best thing we can do is ask the visitor to first consider our story before they jump on social media to show or talk.”

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