June 8, 2021

Hawaii, like many vacation destinations, is currently experiencing a rental car shortage. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) advises visitors to plan ahead and book their car rental first before making the rest of their travel arrangements.

For additional resources, HTA has just posted a list of alternate transportation options people may consider instead of renting a car, thanks to a collaborative effort between HTA, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, the counties, the governor’s office, and the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

In addition, HTA is supporting Kauai County’s development of a pilot shuttle program between Lihue Airport and resort areas, which is anticipated to start next month. This is in direct response to Action E in HTA’s Kauai Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP), as developed by the residents of Kauai. HTA is also supporting Maui County’s development of a pilot shuttle program in response to Action F in the Maui section of the Maui Nui DMAP.

We will keep you posted on further developments.
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