Tourists, Hawaii’s visitor industry feel impact of travel cancellations
By Allison Schaefers email@example.com
Sept. 19, 2021
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Since Gov. David Ige’s request to tourists in August to postpone visiting Hawaii until October, fewer beachgoers have visited Waikiki Beach, above, and hotel occupancy has dropped.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
Millions of dollars have been lost because of cancellations by travelers intending to visit Hawaii since Gov. David Ige asked tourists not to come due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. Pedestrians crossed Kuhio Avenue near the Waikiki Banyan last week.