Series: Reopening Tourism: Residents, Visitors Must Trust They’ll Stay Virus-Free - Part I
Tourism leaders have been developing hygiene, health and safety guidelines as they prepare to again welcome visitors.
“We can’t get up and running until those areas are addressed satisfactorily,” says Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association, which represents most of the state’s hotels. In May, Hannemann gave state Health Director Bruce Anderson a comprehensive set of standards to guide hotel openings and asked the Health Department to vet the document. Hannemann says he expects other sectors of the visitor industry to do the same thing.