* The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) commissioned a second survey to gauge total journey satisfaction underneath the brand new Protected Travels program. (You possibly can evaluation our coverage of the first survey here.) Within the newest survey, 82% rated their journey as “glorious.” That end result was down by 3% in comparison with the earlier survey. You possibly can evaluation the complete ends in well-organized slides here.
* That very same HTA survey indicated 90% compliance in sporting a masks, which is in close to alignment with the statewide mask-wearing observational metrics. Apparently, the mayor of Maui has completely different observations as he had some harsh phrases geared toward guests in statements shared by Hawaii News Now:
“You see these individuals on the seashore again right here, they’re guests and so they’re not sporting masks,” he stated. “I inform you proper now, so far as I’m involved in case you can’t obey our guidelines, don’t come in case you can’t put on a masks or do what is true.” He added, “I don’t care in case you come from Texas, I don’t care in case you come from Mississippi, or any state that doesn’t require it. Right here in Hawaii and Maui County, it’s a mandate.”
* On Hawaii’s Huge Island, they’re contemplating modifying their COVID-19 testing of arriving vacationers citing mounting prices per Hawaii News Now. Out of a complete of about 180,000 exams upon arrival, there have been 165 optimistic outcomes.
* Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is plans to reopen July 1, 2021 after a multi-million greenback renovation per the Star Advertiser. This resort is one in all our Oahu favorites, so we’ll be excited to ultimately see the renovated resort.