Hawai’i is at the top of many travel lists, but the past two years have been tough for the Aloha State visitor industry, as industry and government leaders struggle to find the balance between protecting the state’s population from COVID-19 and maintaining tourism. – the main engine of the economy of Hawai’i.
There is cautious optimism in 2022 as Hawaii’s entry requirements change with the nature of the pandemic, and screening processes put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 begin to mature.
Hawaii is in an extraordinary position. Talk of starting to reign in visitor numbers was just beginning in 2020 at the start of the pandemic, just before tourism demand saw its biggest drop. It rebounded in the summer of 2020 so quickly that the visitor industry infrastructure was pushed to the limit, with frustrating results for everyone involved.
The new year hopefully promises more stability in the Hawaii visitor industry. Hawaiian visitors can look forward to returning – in a way that contributes to local communities and results in enjoyable and relaxing experiences for visitors. Read on to learn more about vacationing in Hawai’i in 2022.