Stay home now, Aloha later.

That is the message from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association in the KHON2 broadcast of “Aloha Later.”

The special presentation is a relief fund to help furloughed workers in the hospitality industry, while encouraging visitors to stay away from Hawaii until the COVID-19 crisis clears, at which time they will be welcomed with Aloha.

“To have the likes of Jason Mraz, Olivia Newton-John, Raiatea Helm, Robert Cazimero, Martin Nievera from the Philippines,” HLTA President and CEO Mufi Hannemann said.

“Then having celebrities like Tua Tagovailoa, Chris Berman, Shane Victorino, and a bunch of NBA basketball players all wanting to demonstrate and be a part of this great effort really speaks for their love for Hawaii.”

The hour-long special will air again on KHON2’s sister-station KHII Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 pm.

More about the fund-raising and travel-benefits effort is at