The mayor's budget proposal cuts the hotel tax rate and increases funding for the Maui County Visitor Association Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino released his $870-million county budget proposal last week. It includes a number of measures that Victorino said were responses to the impacts of COVID-19, such as $10 million allocated for … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Budget Boosts Tourism: Is it the Best Way to Recover from COVID-19?
This was my second visit to Maui from Japan, and I took my mother this time. Our rental car was broken into around a state park parking lot after our 30-minute walk. We felt terrible, but through this bad luck we got to know how kind and sincere Maui people are. The gatekeeper at the parking lot was kind enough to lend us her cell phone and helped us through the whole process. … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Thanks for helping us through our bad luck
There were 273,786 visitor arrivals to Maui during the month of August, an increase of 11.3 percent compared to last year. The data, compiled by the Hawaii Tourism Authority in its monthly visitor statistics report, was published on Sep. 26 – the same day that Mayor Michael Victorino held a press conference to endorse the recommendations of his fact-finding Tourism Group. Led … [Read more...] about Tourism Group Releases Recommendations for County, Mayor Says He Will Act Within 60 Days