An uptick in visitors: Survey finds 44% of those arriving have been vaccinated

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Katie Merry picks out a box of candy while shopping with Kimmy Merry Thursday at Big Island Candies in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sophie and Bob Greeno shop for gifts for family members Thursday at Big Island Candies in Hilo.

Hawaii tourism appears to be gaining momentum.