HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – On Monday, the governor urged visitors to cancel upcoming travel to Hawaii amid the state’s ongoing COVID surge.
But he stopped short of instituting any new restrictions in place.
And on Tuesday, the state said it wouldn’t close any of its scenic or recreational sites in a bid to discourage tourists from coming.
Critics say it’s hypocritical for the state to keep popular visitor attractions like the Diamond Head State Monument, the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail and the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet open if it really wants visitors not to come here.
“It’s mixed message,” said Healani