Hotel demand across the US is expected to remain low until 2023 according to travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. Occupancy rates in 2019 were 66%. Last week in Oahu, as an example, the rate was 20%. Governor Ige, said Thursday that the increase in cases on Oahu could further delay the state’s plan to reboot tourism in Hawai’i. The state hopes to start a pre-testing plan for travelers on September 1.