Created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the tourism agency for Hawaii, the new GoHawaii app is a one-stop mobile reference guide for travelers wanting fast, accurate and trustworthy information while exploring Hawaii.
Randy Baldemor, HTA chief operating officer, noted the travel destination app is the first one produced by the State of Hawaii.
“The GoHawaii app is a fun way to learn about Hawaii while having travel and safety information that people need to know about and have access to at all times,” he said in a written release.
The GoHawaii app offers valuable travel tips for each of the six major Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island. App users will discover useful information to help them enjoy Hawaii’s wide variety of sites, activities, special events and cultural festivals statewide. A listing of essential Hawaii websites and phone numbers is also provided to direct travelers to other reliable sources for information and assistance.
Helping visitors experience Hawaii safely is a significant aspect of the GoHawaii app, which contains important advice for ocean activities, hiking and weather conditions on each island.
A special app feature is the “Locomoji” – Hawaii-inspired emojis that can be shared with family and friends. Locomojis include images of an ‘ukulele, aloha shirt, erupting volcano, shave ice, and Spam musubi, among many others.
The GoHawaii app is free and may be downloaded in the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store.