Despite travel rebound, inflation and staffing continue to limit this Hawaiian tourism business

Aug 1, 2022
Manu Powers, who co-owns boat and snorkel tour company Sea Quest Hawaii, said their gas bill recently hit five figures for the first time.
 Inflation is affecting the price of gas, which has significantly cut into the profit margins of Sea Quest Hawaii
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Staffing shortages are contributing to a chaotic summer air travel season

Jul 5, 2022
The aviation industry’s troubles come down to three problems, one analyst says: capacity, captains and cancellations.
Delta Air Lines pilots picket at Los Angeles International Airport on June 30. The airline industry has been struggling with staffing shortages as demand soars to near pre-pandemic levels.
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As prices rise, Americans' travel plans are coming back to Earth

Jul 4, 2022
Inflation is curbing our appetite for "revenge travel."
Travelers at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Saturday. Fourth of July air travel is nearing pre-pandemic levels.
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American is ending service at 4 airports as airlines scramble to hire staff

Jun 22, 2022
The carrier is canceling regional routes in Ohio, New York and Iowa. Losing an airline can be tough on a city and its economy.
Early in the pandemic, airlines offered pilots early retirement, "and now they're finding themselves short-staffed," said David Slotnick of The Points Guy website.
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As tourism returns, can we make it more responsible?

May 19, 2022
"What does tourism do for this community? Has tourism contributed to a loss of biodiversity? These are questions that a tourist can ask irrespective of their budget," said sustainable travel consultant Judy Kepher-Gona.
"What does tourism do for this community? Has tourism contributed to a loss of biodiversity? These are questions that a tourist can ask irrespective of their budget," said sustainable travel consultant Judy Kepher-Gona.
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One year after launching, a new airline expands as the industry faces headwinds

Starting any business is a big deal. Starting a business during a pandemic is bold, especially if that business is an airline.
Avelo Airlines takes off with its first flight between Burbank and Santa Rosa at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
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Reservation systems may be here to stay at popular national parks

Apr 22, 2022
The restrictions help manage the continued influx of visitors at places, like Yellowstone and Acadia.
Thinking about a summer trip to Yosemite? Don't forget to make a reservation.
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Airline ticket prices are going up — but demand isn't slowing down

Apr 20, 2022
Analysts say people are willing to pay more for long-delayed trips.
Though higher costs for airline tickets are being passed onto customers, there's pent-up consumer demand for travel.
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U.S. airline cancellations may not ease up by summer

Apr 11, 2022
Lots of people want to travel. But not enough people are ready to staff flights.
Domestic travel has nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels, but airport and airline labor shortages are making it hard to travel.
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The cruise industry is still riding the ups and downs of the pandemic

Mar 22, 2022
Consumer demand was strong for the holidays in late 2021, but then the omicron wave hit.
The early days of the pandemic were rough for the cruise line industry, and recovery is coming back in fits and starts.
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