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Gov. Ige’s request to halt nonessential travel impacts Hawaii hotel bookings, prices – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-16 04:18:03 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Tourism rebounds during the summer have stopped terribly. People in the hotel industry said travel was usually late in the fall, but the rise in COVID incidents and the governor’s message to tourists extended the late season.

Hotel room prices have plummeted. Lynette Eastman, general manager of Surfjack Hotel, said the impact of Governor David Ige’s message on Monday, August 23, continues to be felt about unnecessary trips to suspend.

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“August, September and October are very flat,” Eastman said. “If anything happens before he announces, congratulate you. If you don’t, it’s like digging yourself out of a hole.”

Eastman was surprised that the increase in hotel reservations quickly lost momentum. Hotel room prices were at pre-pandemic levels during the summer, but the hotel has seen more cancellations since its announcement.

Vikram Singh is a Hawaii-based marketing and revenue analyst who works at various hotel facilities in the state. The lack of cancellations and advance reservations has led the hotel to significantly reduce room rates, he said.

“One of the first weeks we lost more money than was added to the entire market with cancellations,” Shin said. “So it’s pretty alarming. It’s a kind of COVID-19 shutdown, a kind of past journey.”

Muffy Haneman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Lodges and Tourism Association, said in a statement:

“Since the governor’s request to cancel unnecessary trips, the industry has seen an increase in cancellations and, in some cases, a halving of occupancy. Some hotels offer discounts to stay open. It has been forced to do all this during the normal slow season. “

The number of cases of coronavirus is increasing rapidly, and the capacity of hospitals has reached a critical level at that time. Press conference of Governor Ise. Cases are currently on the decline, but current prices for hotel rooms could remain at this level for the rest of the year.

“If you look around, there are a lot of $ 100 deals on the market,” Shin said.

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The hotel industry expects momentum to regain as the holiday season approaches.

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