Hawaii’s lodgings and tour operators are expressing their gratitude to tourists with a slew of deals, as the islands’ tourism industry continues to recover from the pandemic-related slump.
Hotels have implemented a range of discounts, from complimentary nights to special packages, in order to lure visitors back to the islands. Tour operators are similarly offering enticing packages and promotions, such as reduced rates and complimentary amenities.
The state is in the midst of a comeback from the pandemic, with a resurgence in air travel and an uptick in hotel occupancy rates. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) reported that the number of visitors to the islands increased by 7.3% in April 2021 compared to the same month last year.
Hotels in the state are offering a variety of incentives to entice vacationers. The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu is offering a “Stay 2, Get 1 Free” package, which includes complimentary nights, complimentary meals, and access to resort amenities. The Halekulani in Waikiki is offering a “Hawaii Staycation” package, which provides guests with a discount of up to 40% off their stay, as well as complimentary breakfast and a $50 resort credit.
Likewise, tour operators in the state are offering a range of discounts and promotions. The Hawaii Adventure Company is offering a 10% discount on all tours, while The Big Island Adventure Company is offering a 20% discount on all tours.
The proliferation of discounts and promotions is a sign of the recovery of the Hawaiian tourism industry. “We’re grateful to our visitors for their continued support,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the HTA. “These deals are a great way to show our appreciation, and we hope they’ll encourage even more travelers to visit our beautiful islands.”
The Hawaiian tourism industry continues to demonstrate its resilience in the face of the pandemic, as hotels and tour operators extend a warm “mahalo” to their visitors with a host of deals.