Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption: Holiday bookings drop 50 per cent.

An ash plume rises from Kilauea on May 4.
Photo: AP
Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are prompting people to rethink their plans to visit the Big Island.

Officials say the pace of bookings for hotels and tour activities on the Big Island of Hawaii are down about 50 per cent compared with previous years as an erupting volcano spews lava for a second week.

The Big Island tourism board estimates $US5 million ($A6.64 million) worth of cancellations from May through July. There was "an immediate impact" after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on May 3.

Full story at Traveller.

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