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Hawaii Island Visitors Bureau on Volcano: No Reason to Change Travel Plans

There is absolutely no reason at this time to change or alter” travel plans to Hawaii in light of the recent volcanic eruption, said Ross Birch, executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, in the tourism organization’s latest statement on the situation.

The area affected by the eruption is confined to a 10 square mile area on the of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions in Puna, Hawaii Island, the visitors bureau said. That’s more than 100 miles away from the western Kohala and Kona Coasts, where the island’s major visitor accommodations and resorts are located. Additionally, the town of Hilo is approximately 20 miles away from the eruption area and unaffected. All other islands are also unaffected.

Source: Travel Agent Central