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Hawaii sees 31% drop in visitor arrivals in September

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                September gains in visitor arrivals from key U.S. markets were not enough to offset continued flatlining international travel to Hawaii. Above, a surfer carried his board Wednesday along the shores of Waikiki while activity was light overall in the area.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    September gains in visitor arrivals from key U.S. markets were not enough to offset continued flatlining international travel to Hawaii. Above, a surfer carried his board Wednesday along the shores of Waikiki while activity was light overall in the area.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, hundreds of Local 5 union members crossed Kalakaua Avenue during a rally Thursday in Waikiki.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, hundreds of Local 5 union members crossed Kalakaua Avenue during a rally Thursday in Waikiki.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, Local 5 member Bennie Rambin chanted with hundreds of fellow Local 5 union members outside the Royal Hawaiian Center.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Local 5 member Bennie Rambin chanted with hundreds of fellow Local 5 union members outside the Royal Hawaiian Center.

A combination of scant international travel to Hawaii, a COVID-19 surge and Gov. David Ige’s subsequent plea in August for travelers to avoid non­essential trips to the state through October contributed to a substantial drop in visitor arrivals last month compared with pre-pandemic September 2019. Read more

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