Hawaii Tourism Authority: No Hotel Damage From Tropical Storm Lane

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There have been no reports of hotel damage from Tropical Storm Lane in Hawaii, a spokesperson for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) tells Travel Agent. The storm system passed the destination over the weekend. 

According to the HTA, all of Hawaii’s airports, hotels and resorts, as well as most of the destination’s forest lands and state parks, have reopened. The storm, now a tropical depression, is moving well away from Hawaii. The HTA is advising those planning to travel to Hawaii or who are already there to contact their airlines, accommodations and activity providers to determine if any adjustments to their travel plans are needed. 

Some areas across the state are also continuing to experience localized rainfall and flash flooding, so visitors should continue to monitor local forecasts. 

A travel waiver is still in effect for guests due to fly on Hawaiian Airlines through September 5. Guests can rebook travel through September 12 with no change fee and the airline will waive any difference in fare, so long as travel is in the same cabin and between the same city pair. Guests can also rebook travel after September 12 with no change fee, although a difference in fare may apply. 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America was due to depart Monday, after it had been delayed over the weekend because of the storm. Other cruise lines that call in Hawaii, including UnCruise Adventures and Princess Cruises, do not have ships scheduled to sail there at this time. 

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