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Resources for Tourism Recovery

The following are tourism recovery strategies being pursued or in progress. For general information with regard to economic recovery resources, visit the Economy page.

  • The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) provided $1.5 million for supplemental marketing for the Island of Hawaiʻi and added new familiarization tours for the Japanese market.

  • The County of Hawaiʻi is supporting a community-based hospitality and tourism network. 

  • The Island of Hawaiʻi Visitor's Bureau encourages visitors and residents alike to sign the Pono Pledge (below), which encourages responsible, conscious care of our island's precious natural sites:

    I pledge to be pono (righteous) on the Island of Hawaiʻi.
    I will mindfully seek wonder, but not wander where I do not belong.
    I will not defy death for breathtaking photos, trespass or venture beyond safety.
    I will mālama (care for) land and sea, and admire wildlife only from afar.
    Molten lava will mesmerize me, but I will not disrupt its flow.
    I will not take what is not mine, leaving lava rocks and sand as originally found.
    I will heed ocean conditions, never turning my back to the Pacific.
    When rain falls ma uka (inland), I will remain high above ground, out of rivers and streams.
    I will embrace the island's aloha spirit, as it embraces me. 
    Lawe i ka maʻalea i kūʻono ʻono.
    "Take wisdom and make it deep."

Take the Pono Pledge

Tourism Info

The 2018 Kīlauea eruption directly affected a geographically small, but densely populated portion of east Hawaiʻi Island’s Puna district, equating to 10 square miles of the 4,028-square-mile island. According to USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory, a lull in eruptive activity on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone commenced August 5, 2018, and lava flows ceased to expand since August 9, 2018.


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