US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges in the Hawaiian Islands that could be affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

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Hawaii is the first US State taking the initiative and informed their visitors about what the current Federal Government close-down means.  The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges in the Hawaiian Islands that could be affected by the partial federal government shutdown.
The partial federal government shutdown, which took effect on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. HST, may result in closures at national parks, monuments, and wildlife refuges, as well as suspension of select federally funded services, in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, with support from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as this situation progresses.

For the latest updates on visitation to Hawaii’s national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges, please access the following links to their websites.

National Parks, Monuments and Wildlife Refuges

Oahu
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument: https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/pearl_harbor/
Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/oahu_forest/
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/james_campbell/

Maui
Haleakala National Park: https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm
Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kakahaia/
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kealia_pond/

Molokai
Kalaupapa National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/kala/index.htm

Island of Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/kaho/index.htm
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site: https://www.nps.gov/puhe/index.htm
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/puho/index.htm
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail: https://www.nps.gov/alka/index.htm
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/hakalauforest/

Kauai
Kilauea Point National Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point/
Huleia National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/huleia/
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/hanalei/

Media Updates
Hawaii’s news media does an excellent job providing reliable, accurate and timely information. Please follow www.hawaiinews.online 

Hawaii Call Center
Travelers planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands who have questions about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on their itinerary can contact the Hawaii Tourism United States Call Center at 1-800-GOHAWAII (1-800-464-2924).

The Alert page can be accessed from HTA’s home page or by clicking on the link below.
HTA is monitoring the progress of the shutdown and its effect on facilities and services in Hawaii and will post new information to the Alert page as it becomes available.

Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977). He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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