Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Maui — May 7, 2022

Locations in this article:  Maui

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel is from the Ritz Carlton Maui, in Kapalua. Peter has all the travel updates — plus the latest on pilot shortages, and airfare craziness. And then, in the battle for Spirit Airlines, Peter talks with Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines, about the increase of demand versus the lack of supply. And in Maui, is paradise pricing itself out of the market? Andrew Rogers, GM of the Ritz Carlton, on staff shortages and how he retained his team, and at the same time redefining Hawaiin hospitality. Beverly Gannon, legendary chef and owner of the Hailii Maile General Store, with a report on how the pandemic has affected staffing issues in Maui. Then Dr. Norm Estin, another Maui legend, talks about how Maui hospitals and doctors navigated COVID and what travelers to the Aloha state need to know. Want some more local knowledge? Peter checks in with Seth Kizel, Senior Captain on the Maui Jim yacht, who explains the effects of commercial fishing before and after the pandemic and how Maui has bounced back. And finally, George Kahumoku Jr., Grammy Award-Winning Artist, shares his experience as an iconic slack-key guitarist — for over 60 years — and he performs. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.