Hawai‘i Tourism Authority launches first mobile app

8th Aug 2016
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority launches first mobile app

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has announced the launch of its first dedicated free travel app, offering fun and vital travel information about the Hawaiian Islands, as well as fun “locomojis”.

Created by HTA, the tourism agency for the State of Hawai‘i, the GoHawai‘i app is a one-stop mobile reference guide for travellers wanting fast, accurate and trustworthy information while exploring all that Hawai‘i offers.

The app also includes Hawai‘i inspired emojis (the “locomoji”) that can be shared across social media.

New locomojis include images of a ukulele, aloha shirt, erupting volcano, shave ice, and Spam musubi, among many others.

Randy Baldemor, HTA chief operating officer, noted the travel destination app is the first one produced by the State of Hawai‘i.


“The GoHawai‘i app is a fun way to learn about Hawai‘i while having travel and safety information that people need to know about and have access to at all times.”

The GoHawai‘i app offers valuable travel tips for each of the six major Hawaiian Islands: Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and the Island of Hawai‘i.

App users will discover useful information to help them enjoy Hawai‘i’s wide variety of sites, activities, special events and cultural festivals.

A listing of essential Hawai‘i websites and phone numbers is also provided to direct travellers to other reliable sources for information and assistance.

Helping visitors experience Hawai‘i safely is a significant aspect of the GoHawai‘i app, which contains important advice for ocean activities, hiking and weather conditions on each island.

Baldemor added: “Visitors are outdoors all the time in Hawai‘i. This app helps keep them safe while they enjoy the beauty of our Islands.”


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