News for Visitors 

Mayor to Waikiki tourists: Hurricane coming closest to Oahu now

Honolulu Mayor on Hurricane Lane While Hurricane Lane is not projected to directly hit the islands, officials warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches of rain, 20 feet of surf, and storm surges of up to 4 feet. Waikiki, where approximately 80 percent of the Oahu’s 126,000 visitors are staying, is a major focus. The state’s top tourist destination is expected to start feeling the impacts about 2... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2: Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a Category 2 status, with the threat of extremely heavy rainfall and flash flooding continuing to be the biggest threat to people and property statewide. As of 11:00 a.m. HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located approximately 155 miles south of Honolulu, with the massive storm moving slowly north at 5 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hurricane Lane continues to weaken as it approaches Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Lane continues to weaken as it approaches Hawaiian Islands Hurricane Lane continues to weaken, now with maximum sustained winds 110 mph and moving north at 5 mph, as it slowly approaches the Hawaiian Islands. It is a category 2 system as of 5 a.m. HST, and is about 150 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona and 180 miles from Honolulu. Hurricane warnings and watch locations remain the same. The storm is forecast... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Potential For Fiji Hotels To Reduce Import Bill

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) with Government is trying to convince hotels and resorts in Fiji to locally source fresh produce – and farmers have a role too. Hotels and resorts in Fiji spent over FJ$74 million last year buying fresh produce. Less than half (48 per cent) of that was sourced locally. This is according to an IFC-led ‘From the Farm to the Tourist’s Table’ study, launched by the Minister... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Visitors: Keep shelter in place before heading to the airport

Many flights to and from Hawaii are canceled. Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island. Flight cancellations announced earlier today have resulted in travelers going to airports statewide to depart Hawaii earlier than scheduled without having a confirmed... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hurricane Lane update: Weakening but heavy rainfall and flooding continue in Hawaii

Hurricane Lane flooding The Hawaii Tourism Authority issued an update on Hurricane Lane as it makes it march past the island chain. The hurricane has weakened somewhat overnight but remains a Category 4 hurricane and continues to pose a significant threat to the Hawaiian Islands in terms of high winds, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and hazardous surf conditions. Forecasters from the National Weather Service expect the hurricane to continue weakening as... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Airlines waive change fees due to Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane As Hurricane Lane marches past the Hawaiian islands, airlines are waiving fees for travelers to make changes to their flights plans. Here is information on the major airlines to the islands. For all other airlines, visitors must contact their airline. Hawaiian Airlines  Airports: Lihue, HI (LIH), Honolulu, Oahu, HI (HNL), Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA), Kahului, Maui, HI (OGG), Kapalua, HI (JHM), Molokai Airport, HI (MKK), Lanai Airport (LNY), Hilo International... Read More