Hawaii Update at GTM Flagship – Global Travel Marketplace

GTM Flagship officially starts tomorrow and runs Oct 29-30th

It was supposed to be happening in Florida but will instead be happening virtually this year.


“Global Travel Marketplace is an elite appointment-only event that connects top-producing travel advisors with global travel suppliers. GTM provides a platform for attendees to enhance product knowledge, strengthen supplier partnerships and build new ones, and learn from the success of their peers.”

There will be over 60 suppliers from throughout the travel industry and I will be able to meet with over 40 of them over the next 2 days while networking with other top advisors in the travel industry.

Today before the official kick off, there was a webinar from The Islands of Hawai’i who discussed Covid-19 precautions and travel guidelines.

Do I need a Covid test to travel to Hawai’i?

As of October 15th 2020 Travelers to Hawaii can bypass quarantine with a negative Covid-19 test

The latest requirements for safe travel to Hawaii can be found at https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

It is important that travelers should note:

“The state of Hawai‘i will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS”

Which Hawaii Island should I visit?

Representatives from the 6 main islands also discussed the unique features and highlights of each island

Kauai also known as “the Garden Island” is lush, and serene and known for it’s dramatic scenery.

O’ahu “The Heart of Hawai’i” is Energizing. A perfect blend of Town and Country with the capital Honolulu and the home of Waikiki and Pearl Harbor. Surfers will want to check out the beaches of the North Shore.

One of the highlights on Maui “The Valley Isle” is driving up to the top of Haleakala to witness a magnificent sunrise or sunset.

Lanai is “luxurious and rugged” while Molokai “remains true to its island roots”

The Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the chain. The one word to sum this island up would be “Inspiring”. This is where you can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is also the home of the world’s most famous ironman triathlon race. Travelers to this island may wish to split up there stay between Kona or Kohala and Hilo.

While some activities are currently open not all are operating yet.

For answers to frequently asked questions with regard to Safe travel to the State of Hawaii visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/

For more information or to book your Hawai’i vacation call Philip from All Aboard International Co. on 954 478 6392