Travel and Safety Tips

Hawaii is a beautiful and popular travel destination. Although Hawaii is relatively safe and most people have a wonderful vacation, there are some crimes that exist.

Please keep the following in mind when visiting our islands:
  1. When you arrive in Honolulu, drop your luggage off at your hotel before going sightseeing. Hotels will usually hold your luggage if your room is not ready. Do not leave your luggage unattended in your car.
  2. Never leave valuables unattended. This includes leaving them on the beach (even if they are hidden in a shoe, in the sand, or under a towel), in a car or trunk of a car, in a shopping cart, at a restaurant…etc. Heed warnings from car rental agencies and other notices.
  3. Lock your valuables, such as passports and large amounts of cash, in the hotel safe. Carry as few valuables as possible and only what you need for the day. Never carry large amounts of cash.
  4. If possible, shop on your way back to your hotel so your purchases won’t be left in your car.
  5. Keep your hotel room locked and check the peephole before opening the door.
  6. Always keep your belongings within eyesight when checking in or out of a hotel.
  7. If you are checking out of your hotel and are not going to the airport right away, leave your luggage with the bell desk or see if you can check in for your flight early. Do not leave your luggage in your car while you do some last-minute shopping, sunbathing, or sightseeing prior to your flight home.
  8. Be observant and follow your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings, such as vehicular and pedestrian traffic around you. If you sense an unsafe situation or person, take extra precautions or leave the vicinity.
  9. Bring a photocopy of your identification (such as passport or driver license) in case the original is lost or stolen. Keep both sets separate. Obtaining a replacement passport may also be easier if you have a copy of your passport.
TSA Requirements and Updates

For a list of items that are permitted and prohibited on flight, please visit the following TSA (Transportation Security Administration) link:
TSA Permitted/Prohibited Items

Helpful Travel Links

Here is some helpful contact information to assist you with your travel needs.

Airlines  |  Car Rental Agencies


Air Canada 888-247-2262
Air France 800-237-2747
Air New Zealand 800-262-1234
Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air 800-252-7522
All Nippon Airways 800-235-9262
American Airlines 800-433-7300
British Airways 800-247-9297
Delta Air Lines 800-221-1212
China Airlines 800-227-5118
Continental Airlines 800-525-0280
go! airlines 888-435-9462
Hawaiian Airlines 800-367-5320
Island Air 800-652-6541
Japan Airlines 800-525-3663
Korean Air 800-438-5000
Lufthansa 800-645-3880
Mokulele Airlines 866-260-7070
Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525
Philippine Airlines 800-435-9725
Qantas Airways 800-227-4500
Southwest Airlines 800-435-9792
United Airlines 800-241-6522
US Airways 800-428-4322

Flight arrival & departure information in U.S. & Canada

Car Rental Agencies

Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212
Budget 800-527-0700
Dollar 800-800-4000
Enterprise 800-261-7331
Hertz 800-654-3131
National 800-227-7368
Thrifty 800-847-4389
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