Do you have the Travel bug?

It's spring ... fly the coop and go explore ..Experience some FUN!

Airlines, tourism businesses push the U.S. to eliminate travel restrictions!!

They are fed up! 

Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel and eliminate restrictions that were imposed early in the pandemic.

They want people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to be exempt from testing requirements before entering the United States. They also want the CDC-U.S. Centers for Disease Control to say that vaccinated people can travel safely.

U.S. air travel is already picking up. More than 1 million people have passed through U.S. airport checkpoints with recent, Sunday’s total exceeding 1.5 million for the first time in more than a year. Passenger traffic is still below 2019 levels.

Many organizations are calling for relaxing international restrictions including the nation’s largest carriers-Airlines for America, the U.S. Travel Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They set- a May 1 target- for the government “to partner with us” on a plan to rescind year-old restrictions on international travel.

The groups cited the recent decline in reported new virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States. Nearly 45 million Americans, more than 13% of the population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CDC figures.

 The time to plan for and chart a defined roadmap to reopen international travel is now.. Expressed by many individuals & organizations. The White House did not comment but referred to remarks by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Monday, 3-15-2021.

 Walensky said, 

“The health agency is working on new guidelines for people who are vaccinated, but raised concern about recent increases in new reported cases of covid19 in many European countries”. She quotes: “If we look at our European friends, we just don’t want to be at this rapid increase of cases again, and that is very possible that- that could happen,” “We are so close to vaccinating so many more people …. Now is not the best time to travel.” 

Director Rochelle Walensky said. 

However, Planning ahead is always open anytime! So why wait ? 

 There are plenty of great deals being offered now. 

If I were to plan a trip I would first choose Hawaii; I love Hawaii.. Many of the pictures and videos here on the blog are of Hawaii..

Visiting Hawaii is such a treat & so relaxing, especially visiting the ocean. There are so many places to explore.. I’ve been there many times during my childhood and even moved there in 2015, but returned home to Seattle.

I found the best way to experience a new place is by connecting with the locals.

Listening to their recommendations in choosing the best places to explore… is ideal. 

Today, I’m introducing a very good friend who lives and works in Oahu -Hawaii – Ms Carol Pelekai. She is a local Hawaiian native and the owner of Ultimate Aloha services, LLC

started in 2016.  

Her background includes: over 34 yrs of event planning- personal tours and business.

 The personal tours are something she genuinely enjoys providing especially, when family and friends visit the island of Oahu! 

The tours she provides include: enchanting stories; visits to great eateries and exploring scenic Hawaiian spots that are not often discovered on your own. 

To book a vacation travel, need air, hotel or cruise package – anything to do with travel go to her site:  carolpelekai.inteletravel.com for direct bookings.  or email her at ultimatealohatravel@gmail.com.

Tours can be booked through- ultimatealohaservices.com

She is currently partnering with Inteletravel to provide full  vacation packages, that include: Air, Hotel, Car rentals, Cruises, Activities, Travel insurance and more! 

This company provides very affordable and competitive market pricing… including payment plans! 

This year you can Plan your dream destination with Carol and cover all your travel/ tours in one spot! The Ultimate Aloha Travel!

In the last 4 years she has been a developer/ creator for special events such as:

weddings, silent auctions, festivals, symposiums, in person and online

So, if you want to plan on a special event…

like a wedding??? 

Count on this as an extra bonus service… 

In addition to her travel business, she is a project director for a non profit in the Wai’anae community called Wai’anae economic development council. Their focus is to help small local businesses and services thrive. 

In her spare time she is a wife, mother & grandmother to a large family/ ohana in Hawaii and across the US.  

Choosing to work with The Ultimate Aloha Travel… is special indeed, What makes it so special  is Experiencing genuine Aloha from Carol… She is a treasure of Hawaii!

I hope whatever you decide to choose this Spring.. Include having FUN!!

 Laughing and playing is vital for living a happy healthy life! 

You deserve the best! 

Thank-you for visiting today! 

Aloha to you and your loved ones.. 

Joyce 

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Tips: 

For specific details on Hawaii travel

https://www.hawaii-guide.com

Current Travel Restrictions & Requirements

Hawaii 10-day Quarantine in effect until further notice

Last Updated: March 22, 2021, at 12:00 pm HST

What are the current travel restrictions in Hawaii?

Currently, there are Hawaii Travel Restrictions in effect for all the major Hawaiian Islands, including:

The islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (the Big Island), Molokai, and Lanai. 

Kauai has its own restrictions and rules, which we’ve covered in detail below (these rules are changing April 5th). Maui is now additionally adding a mandatory contact tracing requirement for all travelers; see below for additional details. There are also new International travel restrictions now in effect.

Currently, there is a 10-day quarantine restriction for all in-bound visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. However, there is a pre-travel testing option that will allow travelers an alternative, allowing them to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine restrictions, as long as they bring along proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a state-approved trusted testing partner. All travelers must have their negative test results prior to departure as an alternative to Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory quarantine.

Quicklink Resources

Hawaii’s pre-travel testing procedures for domestic U.S trans-Pacific, inter-island, and international travel can be found on our 

Hawaii COVID Testing Requirements 

 A complete list of the trusted travel partners, currently approved by the state of Hawaii, for pre-travel testing can be found here: Hawaii Trusted Travel Partners & Test Costs 

  • Additional information on Hawaii’s policy for vaccinated travelers and the planned use of Health/Vaccine passports can be found in our article: Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccine & Health Passport Travel 
  • Now that Hawaii has reopened to travelers with restrictions, we’ve created an article to cover everything you need to know about What is Open, Closed, or Reopening Soon 

For all travelers who do not get properly tested, Hawaii Governor David Ige mandates all visitors arriving in the Hawaiian Islands to self-quarantine for 10 days, meaning all passengers traveling to Hawaii (visitors and returning residents) must self-quarantine for 10 days following their arrival.

The culture of the Hawaiian Islands promotes:

  • kuleana (responsibility) and
  • aloha (love, peace, and compassion). 

Now that travelers can once again enjoy the incredible beauty and diverse cultures of the Hawaiian Islands, the state of Hawaii is asking for your kokua (help) in keeping Hawaii safe.

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