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West Maui Reopens and the Latest on Hawaii Tourism

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This week I first discuss the the latest trending news in travel, including the tragic situation in Israel and how it has impacted travel, the safest places to travel this fall, cruise pricing on the rise, and much more. 

Later, I interview Ilihia Gionson, Public Affairs Officer for the Hawaii Tourism Authority. 

Gionson provides updates on the phases of West Maui's reopening for tourism, as well as what travelers can expect and how they can help

The interview around West Maui begins just after the 12-minute mark. 

Today’s episode sponsor: Palladium Hotel Group

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa stands as a luxurious haven nestled on the captivating northern coast of Jamaica. The recent refurbishment includes  the 537 recently renovated suites, 48 of which include a private pool and terrace, an ideal ambiance for relaxation. The Infinity Saloon Bar, the focal point of Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa was also redesigned. This bar offers breathtaking 180º views of the Caribbean Sea and hosts live music and entertaining shows. Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa is an enchanting destination nestled along the shores of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Guests at the Grand Palladium Kantenah are treated to a wide array of amenities and activities. Grand Palladium Kantenah, whose reopening is scheduled for December 2023, will debut Family Selection in Riviera Maya. These unique spaces were designed with traveling families in mind, where guests can enjoy special amenities and personalized attention, ideal for those seeking a premium experience with activities for adults and children.

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