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Will Hawai'i's Recent Eruption Impact Travel Plans?

4 days ago   |   By Global Traveler Usa

A new volcanic eruption that began May 3 from Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i Island is causing lava to flow from cracks in the ground in residential areas and prompting thousands of people to evacuate.
The Pacific island's governor signed an emergency proclamation releasing disaster funds to the Big Island as a result. Some 1,700 people are under mandatory evacuation after the burst from Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Many areas fall under voluntary evacuation zones, affecting around 10,000 residents. U.S. Geological Survey authorities of the Hawaiian Volcano...
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The volcanic eruption of Hawaii cost its tourism sector millions

The volcanic eruption of Hawaii cost its tourism sector millions

4 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Tourists canceling vacations to the Big island of Hawaii has cost the tourism sector millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps sending out lava.
From May through July, cancellations have almost hit $5 million, explained Ross Birch, executive director of the island's tourism board.
The booking pace in terms of hotels and various other activities like tours for lava viewing, zip lines and glass bottom boats have suddenly dropped 50 percent. Few cruise ships have also taken decision not to come into port even in Kona on the west side of the island, about 80 miles away...
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