Hawaii

Hawaii Won’t Reopen to Cruise Ships Until 2022

Hawaii Won’t Reopen to Cruise Ships Until 2022

DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   Hawaii announced it would not reopen to cruise ships in 2021 and questions remain about when the industry would restart in 2022. According to CruiseCritic.com, Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) public information officer Jai Cunningham said the state is focused on the “safest possible resumption of cruise,” but acknowledged “the earliest resumption of cruises to Hawaii would be January of 2022.” Cunningham revealed the state would need to expand its Safe Travels program to accommodate the arriving cruise passengers, but no local port agreements had been signed. The decision to remain shuttered to the…
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Maui Wowie: Jeff Bezos Reportedly Buys $78M Compound in Hawaii

Maui Wowie: Jeff Bezos Reportedly Buys $78M Compound in Hawaii

By Claudine Zap | Realtor.Com Troy Warren for CNT #RealEstate   The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, just added another property to his cart. The billionaire and his partner, Lauren Sánchez, recently picked up a 14-acre estate on the island  of Maui. The cost of the off-market transaction was said to be in the neighborhood of $78 million, Dirt reported. Bezos, whose company Blue Origin has launched him and a number of lucky guests into suborbital space, appears to enjoy the earthly delights of the the tropical paradise. Sweet spread Known as the Carter estate, the property is located on the island’s southern shore. Set on…
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Number of Flights to Hawaii Increases Ahead of Holiday Season

Number of Flights to Hawaii Increases Ahead of Holiday Season

LACEY PFALZ | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its nonstop flights between the Hawaiian islands and the West Coast of the U.S. ahead of what is expected to become a busy holiday travel season for the state. Service between Honolulu (HNL) and Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO) will be expanded to offer two daily flights to and from each destination. Additionally, flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Kahului, Maui (OGG) will be expanded to two daily flights to and from each destination. The expanded service begins as early as the 18th of November for some of…
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Hawaii Rakes in the Tourist Dollars

Hawaii Rakes in the Tourist Dollars

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT   Hawaii might have been one of the most cautious states when it came to allowing visitors during the last 15 months of the pandemic, but it knew this day – or month – would come. Tourism is back on the islands, for sure. TRENDING NOW Travel Intel  The Exceptional Experience of Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa... Universal Executive Talks Travel Advisors and Latest... The Best Luxury Resorts in British Virgin Islands  15 Key Travel Advisories Announced in June 2021 According to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), a…
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