We are thrilled to see that both domestic and international travel to Hawaii is beginning to pick up as COVID restrictions continue to ease around the world. As our state begins to reopen and we welcome travelers back to Hawaii, we ask our visitors to “travel pono,” or “travel with care,” and take part in the Mālama Hawaii Program.
Designed for the regenerative and mindful traveler, this special statewide program is led by the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau (HVCB) in partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Guests who take part in this initiative will be able to help preserve our islands’ natural resources, learn about Hawaii’s rich historical culture and engage with the local communities.
According to John Monahan, president and CEO of HVCB in a recent NBC news article, “the purpose of the Mālama Hawaii initiative is not only to help protect and preserve Hawaii for the future, but to offer travelers a more meaningful and enriching travel experience, allowing them to form deeper connections to our people, culture and place.”
From helping restore native Hawaiian fishponds, to beach and trail cleanups and native tree planting, there are various opportunities for visitors to participate in to experience Hawaii on a much more meaningful level.
Learn more about the Mālama Hawaii program at the links below and share your Halekulani mālama moments with us by tagging @HalekulaniHotel on social media.