Economic Impacts

Waikiki’s Halekulani Hotel announces closure until mid-2021

Management at Waikiki’s famed Halekulani Hotel informed employees on Monday that the property was closing until July 2021 for a series of renovations it says it can no longer wait to complete.

  As mainland cases spike, county mayors want a tourism restart delayed

  After weeks of prepping for tourism’s reopening, hotels face the prospect of a costly delay

Longtime Aiea restaurant closes permanently amid pandemic

United Airlines workers in Hawaii face layoffs as air travel industry struggles

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  PPP funds were a lifeline for some businesses, but others say it wasn’t enough

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Realtors survey finds alarming number of Oahu tenants unable to pay their rent in June

  City throws a line to the longline fishing industry with a new program

Company connected to Senate president gets virus relief loan

  Japanese travel agency extends tour cancellations to Hawaii until Aug. 31

  As economic crisis deepens, Hawaii Foodbank vows to support families still struggling

  Surge in COVID-19 cases across US raises questions about Hawaii’s plan to reopen tourism

  Honolulu mayor: ‘I am concerned’ about reopening tourism on Aug. 1

As the number of COVID-19 cases spikes to double-digits, Honolulu’s mayor said he’s concerned about reopening tourism in less than a month.

Gov. Ige: Hawaii faces more public worker cuts without aid

Pay cuts or furloughs for Hawaii public employees are inevitable if the federal government does not provide additional coronavirus relief funding, Gov. David Ige said.

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Waikiki’s Halekulani Hotel announces closure until mid-2021

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