Tourism Officials Keeping Their Eye on Hurricane Flossie

Shaolin Ching
Shaolin Ching
Chris Harrison
Chris Harrison

(KHNL) - Officials with Hawaii's visitor industry are also closely watching Hurricane Flossie.

So far, they say they've seen no significant drop in flight cancellations to our islands, and for visitors already here, they say plans are in place to help them ride the storm out safely.

The State Tourism Liason, Marsha Weinart says, "Each of the hotels has their own emergency plan, in how to communicate with their guests as well as to shelter them."

Travelers are also keeping tabs on Flossie.

The threat of high winds and heavy rains didn't stop people from heading to the Big Island Monday night.

Hawaiian Airlines flight 392 was their last chance to get there, "I was kind of sketchy about going, but i figured i'd chance it," said one traveler.

Chris Harrison lives near hilo, he already has a plan of action when the plane lands, "It's good to bundle things down and make sure the wind won't affect too much...make sure you got some preparations: batteries, food, water, and keep your friends close and stay in contact."

The last Hawaiian Airlines flight out of Honolulu and into Hilo departed at 7 o'clock Monday night.

Officials with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau say a call center they set up for visitors has so far taken about a dozen calls.