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A one-day tour to Lanai may start in May to allow visitors to learn about the island’s cultural, historical, and environmental aspects and to volunteer for a service activity prior to departure.

Visitors will also go to Lanai City for lunch “Stroll and shop” of the shops there.

The program is one of the initiatives that emerged from the Destination Management Action Plan for Lanai. Updates to the plan were shared at a virtual meeting on Thursday morning. Another meeting was scheduled for Thursday evening.

Meagan DeGaia, Destination Manager at the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau, said they plan to start the one-day tour in May and run it quarterly.

Talks are taking place between Trilogy’s Blue ‘Aina Program, Pulama Lana’i and Expeditions Ferry to establish the program.

Other measures that emerged from the plan include setting up a QR code for visitors to scan, letting them know about lanai opening times and other information.

At the meeting, officials also announced the establishment of a Lanai Advisory Board, made up of 16 community and corporate members, that will lead the messages and campaigns to create a unique brand for Lanai City.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority published the Maui Nui Destination Management Action Plan 2021-2023 in March. According to HTA, this is part of HTA’s strategic vision and ongoing efforts to manage tourism in a responsible and regenerative way. The plan was developed by the residents of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai and in collaboration with the Maui County and Maui Visitors Bureau.

To view the management plan, visit

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