HVNP ready for influx; Improvements to park made during pandemic

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Joel Gonzalez and Jazlyn Washington talk while walking Wednesday on Crater Rim Trail near the steam vents at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Park ranger Ben Hayes on Wednesday points to different trails on a new “wayside exhibit” for visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

With the state loosening travel restrictions for trans-Pacific travelers today, the Big Island’s most popular tourist destination is preparing for an increase of visitors.