Good news for green travelers: In its efforts to continue to support a cleaner Hawaii, Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at ten of its Waikiki and Oahu properties. Working with manufacturer and charging station provider AeroVironment, new EV charging stations are now available at the following locations:
· Outrigger Reef on the Beach
· Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
· OHANA Waikiki East
· OHANA Waikiki West
· OHANA Waikiki Malia
· OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel
· Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk
· Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort
· Ala Moana Hotel
· Best Western The Plaza Hotel
At least two parking spaces equipped with chargers for electric vehicles are now available in the parking garages at these ten Outrigger-managed or affiliated hotels on Oahu. Each space provides charging equipment that allows drivers to connect their EVs to Oahu’s electrical grid and “fill up” or “top off” their batteries with power while parked.
According to a 2012 study by TripAdvisor, eco-friendliness is an important consideration for travelers and the U.S. hospitality industry. In the travel website’s annual survey of hoteliers and B&B owners and innkeepers, 71 percent plan to make more eco-friendly choices. Another study shows that about one out of two travelers now consider “eco-friendly vacation plans” for their travel.
Photo courtesy of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts