Friday, February 23, 2007

Kauai Businesses Welcome Vacation Travelers Back after Recovering from Flood Damage

Kauai Businesses Welcome Vacation Travelers Back after Recovering from Flood Damage

Local business and government agencies are busy spreading the word that Kauai has recovered from the flood damage that occurred earlier this year.

Poipu, HI (PRWEB) April 13, 2006

With all roads, beaches, and resorts now open and operating, vacation travelers are being encouraged to put Kauai back into their vacation plans.

"Workers were able to repair the storm damage fairly quickly," reports James Schontzler, who runs the popular travel website Kauai Vacation Guide (see www. kauai-vacation-guide. com). "The weather pattern has returned closer to seasonal norms and the whole island is drying out and ready for visitors once again. All Kauai roads are open as well as all the beaches. Actual damage to area resorts was minimal and were repaired within days."

"The bigger problem for tourism at this point is not the flood damage repair but rather restoring confidence among potential visitors that may have been scared away by the disaster news. Unfortunately, all the headlines about broken dams, closed beaches, and flooded roads earlier this spring tend to remain in peoples minds long after everything has been cleaned up."

"At this point, vacationers just need a little reassurance to go ahead with their travel plans to visit the island, " Schontzler added.

"The only vacation activity still somewhat affected is hiking. The Na Pali hiking trails are closed at this point but the beautiful trails in the Waimea Canyon area are open. And things should improve over the coming weeks if the sun stays out. To get the latest trail conditions hikers should call the State Parks office at 808-274-3444."

Another helpful reference for vacationers is the Kauai Visitors Bureau. Recently they've added a list of answers to frequently asked questions to their website specifically dealing with concerns about the impact of the heavy rains, flooding, and road closures. They post regular updates as conditions change around the island. For current conditions visit their website at www. kauaidiscovery. com or call them toll-free number at 1-800-262-1400.

About the Kauai Vacation Guide:

The Kauai Vacation Guide website is a free on-line guide to vacation planning for Hawaii's Garden Island, Kauai. Articles, written by expert travel authors, cover all aspects of Kauai travel including how to find the best accommodations, recommended restaurants, top beaches and snorkeling spots, and other popular island activities, adventures, and tours.

Contact:

Shelley Graham, press relations

Kauai Vacation Guide

509-338-5200

Http://www. kauai-vacation-guide. com (http://www. kauai-vacation-guide. com)

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