Years after Hawai’i’s 2015 law eliminating plastic bags from grocery stores across the state, followed by its 2018 bill to ban sunscreen with ingredients harmful to coral reefs, Honolulu’s city council passed Bill 40, which bans single-use plastic products such as straws and utensils. The new law will apply to Honolulu, Hawai’i’s largest city, as well as the entire island of Oahu.
The law is scheduled to go into effect in 2022, at which point businesses that supply such items, such as restaurants, will be fined up to $1,000 per day if found in violation. The law also applies to Styrofoam containers, often used by fast-food establishments.
Although this new ban is one of the strictest passed so far in the United States, exceptions include bags for chips, ice, bread, vegetables, ground coffee, fish, meat and newspapers.
Elsewhere in Hawai’i, beaches, like Kamilo beach on the Big Island, banned foam containers, but have yet to address single-use plastics.
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through St. Augustine, Florida, with us.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes recently announced its $30 million renovation and redesign. The property updates include renovations to guestrooms, the pool and club lounge.
If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.
Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own refined adventure of a lifetime. You can custom order your new Volvo, tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Atlantis Paradise Island launched a 21 Reasons to Vacation at Atlantis in 2021 campaign, with the No. 1 reason being 21 percent savings sitewide. Travelers receive 21 percent savings on accommodations, with a minimum four-night stay required. They also receive 21 percent savings on Experience Packages, with a minimum stay of five nights required.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Azamara recently launched its 2021 Wave Offer for guests booking through March 31. Savings of up to 40 percent are available for select sailings March 20, 2021–May 13, 2022. The offer also includes complimentary WiFi for guests in an Oceanview stateroom or higher, exclusive culture events and consumer flexibility with the Cruise with Confidence program.