Posttsunami Hawaii open for tourism

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Hawai’i Tourism Oceania has confirmed that Aussie and NZ travelers should not defer travel plans into Hawai’i after the recent Tsunami that swept over the islands left little damage. According to a statement from the tourism bureau, all airports are running operations as usual and the majority of damage was confined to a single area on Hawai’i Island. “There were no deaths or serious injuries reported as a result of Friday’s tsunami,” the statement read. “Nearly all roads, including Ali’i Drive in Kailua Village, are now open.” Kailua-Kona reopened its Beach Hotel this week but is still working on resuming its boat charter operations and clearing out minor flooding at the Hulihe`e Palace. The City of Refuge has also remained shut as officials carry out damage assessments. Meanwhile Kohala Coast has reported that its Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will reopen on 21 March, while its Kona Village Resort will remain temporary closed. Despite facing Tsunami waves, Hawai’i Tourism continues to send its support to the victims in Japan.“Hawaii Tourism send our aloha and heartfelt sympathy to the people of Japan, and to everyone who sustained losses due to the earthquake and tsunami.”last_img