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Special Alert

Novembr 23, 2015

INDUSTRY UPDATE 
Dengue Fever

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is monitoring the confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. We are working with the State Department of Health (DOH) and our marketing contractors to keep visitors to Hawai‘i Island informed of the situation.  

DOH has information on its website with tips on how to protect yourself, including fact sheets, FAQs, letter to visitors and residents, and other information. The DOH has also launched a public awareness campaign called “Fight the Bite” and has provided collateral for download that can be shared with guests. 

As a precaution, we recommend that visitors familiarize themselves with information on DOH’s website prior to arriving in the state and encourage our stakeholders on Hawai‘i Island to share this information with their visitors and guests. 

We will continue to work with industry stakeholders and our global marketing contractors to ensure that visitors to Hawai‘i know that it is safe to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and what precautions should be taken if they are planning to visit areas where cases have been found.  

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DIACRITICALS

HawaiiTourismAuthority.org recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the `okina [`] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai`i such as Lāna'i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. HawaiiTourismAuthority.org recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

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