21 Thoughts Everyone Has When They Land In Hawaii

Whether you’ve lived in Hawaii your entire life and are coming back from a mainland vacation, or are visiting the islands for the first time ever, here are 21 thoughts everyone inevitably has when traveling to, and, eventually, when they arrive in Honolulu.

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Cheers to making it back to our beautiful island paradise without having a complete meltdown on the plane — whether from fear of flying or sheer exhaustion. So tell us, can you think of any common thoughts you would add to this list of thoughts everyone has when they arrive in Hawaii? If you enjoyed this list, you might also enjoy reading about the 12 Lessons The Rest Of The Country Could Learn From Hawaii.

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Tourism In Hawaii

September 14, 2020

What is Hawaii’s tourism industry like? 

The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with more than ten million visitors in 2019 alone. For more than a century, and especially in the decades since Hawaii became an American state, tourism has been one of the largest industries in Hawaii, and it’s fascinating to look back on its history, especially these 13 vintage photographs of Hawaii’s tourism industry.

What does tourism in Hawaii look like in 2020? 

Unfortunately, 2020’s Coronavirus pandemic has ceased nearly all travel to Hawaii, and though the Hawaiian Islands have relied on the booming tourism industry for decades, it will be interesting to see how the islands’ adapt to the lack of revenue from the tourism industry — or if the islands will bounce back once travel is safe again.

What mistakes do tourists make when visiting Hawaii? 

We can all agree that vacationing in Hawaii is one of the greatest decisions you can make. But once you disembark that long flight, there are a plethora of mistakes to be made while visiting the islands. From dismissing warning signs to spending all your time at the beach, these are the 14 worst mistakes tourists make while vacationing in the Aloha State.

What touristy attractions do locals actually love? 

There is no debating that Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The islands are home to some jaw-dropping landscapes, amazing activities, and stellar attractions, but not all of the places you will find in guidebooks get the local stamp of approval. These 15 spots and activities, however, are popular among locals and tourists alike.

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