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Covid explodes in Cancun and Los Cabos as third wave hits Mexico

By Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean. In Cancun, cases have soared to a point where the Hard Rock hotel has set aside two floors for guests with symptoms. Some hotels say they offer discounts for those in quarantine until they’re no longer contagious. In Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is locat...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Environment, NFL, Bloomberg, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Pacific, Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, La Paz, Southern California

Case not dismissed against 3 police officers charged with killing teen, Feds: prosecutor Kealoha spread cocaine on husband Honolulu police chief's desk, COVID cases continue climb, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Police Officer Zackary Ah Nee, front, followed by Officers Christopher Fredeluces and Geoffrey Thom enter Judge Domingo's courtroom after a short recess, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Honolulu. Pool photo by Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat. Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 3 Honolulu Police Department officers in fatal shooting of teen. An Oahu District Court judge Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police off...
Tags: Travel, Senate, America, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Bill, City Council, Hulu, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu

From stunning Malibu to iconic Santa Monica, here's where to find LA's best beach hotels

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Los Angeles has some of the world's most beautiful coastline. Many hotels also front LA's stunning beachfront, from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay. The best LA beach hotels start from $198 to $675 per night and come with pools and ocean views. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sure, the Hollywood sign is one of Los Angeles' most famous landmarks, but there's perh...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Tripadvisor, Santa, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Ocean, Cape Cod, Malibu, Skydeck

Eviction moratorium to expire, free meals for all public school students, military reviewing exercises after whale deaths, highest COVID case count since January, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Apartment buildings seen from the Ala Wai ©2021 All Hawaii NewsEviction moratorium in Hawaii to end Aug. 6. A moratorium on evictions that Gov. David Ige imposed in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began strangling Hawaii’s tourism-based economy will be lifted Aug. 6, paving the way for renters and landlords to tap into federal rental assistance and free mediation serv­ices on all islands intended to make landlords whole and keep families in their homes. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Heral...
Tags: Travel, White House, Hawaii, Road, Pacific, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Board of Education, Oahu, U S Navy, Perry Mason, Hawaiian Islands

18 of the best beach hotels in the U.S. for families whether you're traveling with a baby, teen, grandparents, or pets

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Travel is back just in time for summer and there's nothing quite like a beach vacation. We found the best beach hotels for families in the U.S. for travel with little ones or a reunion. The best beach hotels for families have great amenities, affordable prices, and beautiful locales. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky After a long pandemic, and with vaccinations widely available, many ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, Oregon, Massachusetts, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Tai Chi, Atlantic, Maine, Ocean

Hawaii vaccination passport launches

The long-awaited date of July 8, 2021 has arrived and with it the official launch of the Hawaii Safe Travels Program’s “vaccine passport”. It allows domestic trans-Pacific travelers to avoid mandatory COVID testing and quarantine rules with verified documentation of receiving a COVID vaccination in the United States 14 days prior to arrival. It sounds […] The post Hawaii vaccination passport launches appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Hawaii COVID-19, Hawaii Safe Travels, Hawaii COVID Vaccination, Hawaii Vaccine Passport, Hawaii Safe Travels Program

Vaccines And Digital Solutions To Ease Travel Restrictions

According to the newest edition of the Travel Restrictions Report from the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, as of 1 June, 29% of all destinations worldwide have their borders completely closed to international tourism. Of these, more than half have been completely closed to tourists for since May 2020 or longer, with the majority of these belonging to the Small Island Development States of Asia and the Pacific. In comparison, just three destinations (Albania, Costa Rica, Dom...
Tags: Travel, Asia, United Nations, Pacific, Albania Costa Rica Dominican Republic

Ige may veto 28 bills, Green pushes for COVID travel clarity, Russian warships come within 30 miles of Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige talks about veto list Monday PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige to veto budget, teacher bonuses. Gov. David Ige announced Monday his intention to veto up to 28 bills passed by the legislature this year, including the state budget, teacher bonuses and a requirement to disclose the name of public schools with COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Local-option TAT among 28 bills Ige may veto. Gov. D...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Moscow, Vietnam, Pacific, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Garden Island, Hilo, David Ige, Tribune Herald, Tat

If you can’t get a USS Arizona Memorial reservation, can you still see/visit Pearl Harbor?

USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor When most visitors say that they want to visit Pearl Harbor, they really don’t have a complete idea of all that Pearl Harbor encompasses. It can be a bit confusing trying to understand it all. Trust me, I know. In this article, we want to help explain more about the area and what you can see, what needs a reservation and admission. Here’s a little bit of a spoiler alert before we dive into it all. We want you to know that if you don’t have a ticket/reserva...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Hawaii, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Oahu, Battleship Missouri, Memorial Park, Ford Island, Pacific Fleet, USS Arizona Memorial, Oahu See & Do, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

F-22 fighters respond to Russian Navy activity near Hawaii, Honolulu police officers charged in killing 16-year-old, travel surges with loosened COVID requirements, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

F-22 Raptors U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker Russian Navy west of Hawaii prompted F-22 fighter launch from Hickam, report says. The Russian Navy is edging closer to Hawaii with a big exercise 300 to 500 miles west of the Aloha State — prompting the Air Force to scramble three missile-armed F-22 fighters on Sunday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.  Hawaii News Now. French Warplanes To Train With US Military In Hawaii As Allies Solidify Ties. France’s new commander in the Pacific toure...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hbo, China, US, Hawaii, Commission, Air Force, Council, Pacific, Maui, Dpp, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua Kona

10 of the best hotels in Santa Barbara whether you're on a budget or want to splurge on a celebrity favorite

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Santa Barbara offers some of the world's poshest stretches of coastline and wine country. The region is also home to high-end hotels, many of which are notoriously expensive. We found the best Santa Barbara hotels for all, including affordable picks and a few splurges. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As a travel journalist based in Southern California, when it comes to Santa Barbara,...
Tags: California, Cdc, Trends, Morocco, Marriott, Keurig, Starbucks, Tripadvisor, Santa, Pacific, Oprah, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean, Santa Barbara, Joe, Southern California

Pre-travel testing no longer necessary for Hawaii inter-island travel + more restrictions easing

We are moving towards less restrictions to travel within and to Hawaii. Here are the latest developments: Inter-island travel restrictions dropped Today, June 15, 2021, marks a real change from the new normal back to the old normal for flying from island to island in Hawaii. Hurrah! Previously, inter-island travelers had to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days when flying from Hawaiian island to island. Starting today, that will no longer be necessary. The only ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Travelers, Inter, Gov Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19, Hawaii Hurrah Previously

"at your library" in the north island eagle: book lists: travel the world by book

Book Lists: Travel the World by BookIn my last column, I promised you lists of books on various topics. I’ll highlight ten books in each column. You might want to clip and save them!TraveloguesThe pandemic put all our travel plans on hold, but we can always travel through reading. In the books on this list, talented writers tell amazing stories about the places they visit, and they invite you to come along.Title: My 25 Years in ProvenceAuthor: Peter Mayle, a British writer who lived in FranceWhe...
Tags: Travel, London, Scotland, Pacific, Sam Heughan, Wise, Vancouver Island, Stephen Fabes, William Atkins, Peter Mayle, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Europe North Africa, Bruce Kirkby, My Writing

All Hawaii inter-island COVID travel restrictions to be lifted June 15, 2021. More restrictions to be eased as vaccination rate increases

Image supplied by office of Governor Ige Hawaii’s Governor Ige held a press conference on June 4, 2021 to make several announcements regarding easing travel restrictions to and within the state. Ige said, “The easing of travel restrictions is a direct result of our robust vaccination rate, and a community that sacrificed and did what it had to do over the past year and a half to stop the spread of COVID-19. We need to push hard now so we can get to the point where Safe Travels is no longer ne...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19, Ige Hawaii

Hawaii travel news: Maui drops 2nd COVID tests upon arrival, Manoa Falls Trail to reopen

– Maui County announced their plans to end their post-arrival, rapid, COVID tests for trans-Pacific travelers at Kahului Airport per the Maui News. These tests will no longer be conducted starting Friday, June 4, 2021. This rapid, antigen testing program started May 4, 2021. Through Monday, 92,963 tests had been conducted and of those tests, only five ended up yielding a positive PCR test. – Please note that at this point in time trans-Pacific travelers, whether vaccinated or not, are required ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific, Maui, Oahu, Maui County, Kahului Airport, Manoa Falls Trail, Coronavirus COVID 19

Tourist Numbers Down 83% But Confidence Slowly Rising

Between January and March 2021 destinations around the world welcomed 180 million fewer international arrivals compared to the first quarter of last year. Asia and the Pacific continued to suffer the lowest levels of activity with a 94% drop in international arrivals over the three-month period. Europe recorded the second largest decline with -83%, followed by Africa (-81%), the Middle East (-78%) and the Americas (-71%). This all follows on from the 73% fall in worldwide international to...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Africa, Pacific, Middle East 78

Memorial Day weekend crowds expected, pain at the pump, rental car shortage, more than half of Hawaii fully vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Waikiki Trolley ©2021 All Hawaii News Record-setting crowds expected during Memorial Day weekend in Hawaii. With Hawaii residents and visitors champing at the bit to enjoy the great outdoors maskless, this Memorial Day weekend could prove to be a record-setting one in terms of numbers. Star-Advertiser.Pain at the Pump: Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb to 2014 Levels. Heading into the Memorial Day weekend for travel, gas prices for Hawaiʻi continued to climb, reaching levels not seen since No...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, United States, Hawaii, Associated Press, Micronesia, Pacific, Marshall Islands, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Health, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County

10 gorgeous beach hotels in Los Angeles from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor Los Angeles has some of the world's best hotels on some of the most beautiful coastline. To get up close, stay in a stunning LA beach hotel, from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay. The best LA beach hotels start from $198 to $675 per night and come with pools and ocean views. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sure, the Hollywood sign is one of Los Angeles' most famous landma...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Tripadvisor, Santa, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Ocean, Cape Cod, Malibu, Skydeck

Hawaii’s governor drops outdoor mask mandate

Effective May 25, 2021, Hawaii had dropped the mandate to wear a mask in outdoor settings. Governor Ige shared these statements on Twitter: “Today I announced that Hawaii is dropping its mask mandate in outdoor settings – effective immediately. This is across all islands. I spoke with county mayors and we agree this is the right next step. We’ve been seeing fewer cases of COVID and have made progress on vaccinations. We do highly recommend mask wearing if you are in large groups, even if you’re...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific, Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19

Hotel Booking Momentum Exceeds 60% Globally As Europe Reawakens | By Mike Ford

A lot now happens in a month in the world of travel and, since my last monthly analysis of the SiteMinder World Hotel Index, booking momentum has rallied by 6% month-on-month, to now sit above 60% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time since March of 2020. And while the markets that I’ve been highlighting in the Pacific and Americas have remained largely stable, it’s been the long-awaited recommencement of European booking activity that’s helped to drive the fresh momentum.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Americas, Pacific, Mike Ford

Gas prices increase, vaccine passport program problematic, Maui condos falling into the ocean, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo gas station on May 12, 2021 ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii gas price second highest amid mainland disruption. Hawaii’s geographic isolation protected consumers from gasoline shortages in many southeastern states caused by the forced shutdown of a massive pipeline that lasted five days and began reopening Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. KITV4. With inter-island vaccine passport set up, state now turns attention to trans-Pacific travel. Without an automated method for verifying with local va...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Supreme Court, United States, Hawaii, Dallas, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Pacific, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Nanakuli, Hilo

Queensland Number One For Tourism Recovery

New statistics from Accor, the largest hotel operator in the Pacific, are showing that Queensland has recorded the fastest and most sustained rate of tourism recovery over the past year compared to all other States in Australia.
Tags: Travel, Queensland, Accor, States, Pacific

Travel: Hawaii welcomes back tourists, but they still need to pass COVID-19 tests

The welcoming “aloha spirit,” dampened by more than a year of restrained travel between Hawaii and the mainland, is being happily lifted by a combination of positive events and a promising summer. The June-August tourist season can’t come soon enough for a state so dependent on vacationing families, honeymooning newlyweds, seniors enjoying their golden years and everyone in between. Tourists represent nearly a quarter of Hawaii’s economy, and when folks aren’t coming because of a pandemic, you g...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Navy, California, Cdc, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Marriott, Tripadvisor, Kilauea, Orange County, Pacific, Bahamas

north island life: in which we buy a generator (when in rome)

Our new friend Here on Vancouver Island, frequent power outages are a fact of life. Obviously outages happen everywhere, but when high-wind storms come ripping off the Pacific, we're the windbreak. On the North Island, add thousands of acres of tall trees, with instability caused by logging. Add to that a remote region where it may be many hours before work crews arrive, and the source of the outage can sometimes only be located by helicopter. The last outage lasted 30 hours, the one ...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Pacific, Allan, North Island, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Life In A Small Town

Hawaii worries, but gets a grip on coronavirus, Honolulu can't find workers, Maui loosens COVID-19 rules, Big Island construction through the roof, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Tourists view Diamond Head from Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii tops nation in worrying about COVID-19. Roughly 80% of Hawaii residents worry about COVID-19 daily, giving the state the No. 1 worry rank in a new nationwide report from SafeWise. The survey showed that on average only 62% of Americans worried about the pandemic each day, said Andrea Harvey, SafeWise’s outreach director. Star-Advertiser.Daily case counts remain steady as Hawaii leads way for adult vaccinations. Although...
Tags: Travel, Navy, China, Hawaii, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, South China Sea, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court

Green very popular in poll, 63% vaccinated, facial recognition comes to Honolulu airport, lumber prices more than double, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green on July 29, 2020 Hawaii Voters Really, Really Like Lt. Gov. Josh Green. But Gov. David Ige gets low marks as does Speaker Scott Saiki, the Legislature and former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Of those surveyed in the latest Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll, 63% said they had a positive view of Josh Green, who has all but declared his intention to succeed the term-limited David Ige next year. Civil Beat.How major bills in Hawaii fared at the Capitol in...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Star, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Chinatown, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, Pacific Island, Baldwin

Ige cautious about loosening travel rules in light of mainland COVID-19 cases, union education critic wants top superintendent job, most Hawaii residents in poll want vaccine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki beach beauties ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige says coronavirus infections are elevated and he won’t change mask and travel rules now. Gov. David Ige said he is concerned that recent COVID cases appear to be stuck at an elevated level and doesn’t expect to ease restrictions to the state’s mask mandate or travel entry requirements soon. Star-Advertiser.Lack of herd immunity on the mainland could extend Safe Travels program.  Getting herd immunity on the mainland was once seen ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Cdc, China, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Pacific, Department Of Transportation, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, State, East, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands

5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee

Hawaii vacation news: Pearl Harbor ticketing changes, Maui begins 2nd test for arrivals, car rentals still scarce and expensive

– Starting today, May 3rd, at 3pm HST, the primary reservation booking window for USS Arizona Memorial tickets will expand from one week to eight weeks in advance. The secondary reservation booking window, which is one day in advance, will remain the same. Reservations can be booked at this link. For more information about these changes, see this link to the park’s Facebook announcement. Additionally, check out our updated tips for visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, Cbs, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, Waikiki, Maui, Travelers, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Maui County, USS Arizona Memorial, General Hawaii, Kahala Resort, Coronavirus COVID 19

Governor not lifting mask mandate yet, state Legislature adjourns with federal funds propping up budget, Hawaii first state to declare climate emergency, Zuckerberg buys more of Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige (from video) Governor Says No Changes To Hawaii’s Mask Mandate Anytime Soon. Gov. David Ige said it would create an “enforcement nightmare” to allow fully vaccinated people to forgo masks in accordance with new CDC guidance. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii legislators adjourn 2021 session, citing progress. State legislators Thursday wrapped up an economically challenging session that they say changed the way government operates by restructuring the Hawaii Tourism Au...
Tags: Travel, Mark Zuckerberg, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Johnson Johnson

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