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More than 14,000 tourists were moved off the Hawaiian island of Maui as the death toll from wildfires rose to 53.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority said holidaymakers had either gone home or carried on their trips elsewhere in Hawaii.

An additional 14,500 people are also being moved out of Maui after multiple wildfires which also struck the Mauna Kea Resort area on the island of Hawaii.

Up to 2,000 tourists and residents evacuated from the island are being offered temporary accommodation at a convention centre on O’ahu island with support from the American Red Cross.

An estimated 288,000 tourists have visited Maui this summer.

The evacuations came as US president Joe Biden signed a major disaster declaration for Hawaii, dedicating “significantly” more federal resources to help with recovery efforts underway for Maui and Hawaii island.

Federal funding will be made available to support urgent needs for Maui residents, including debris removal and enhanced emergency protective measures for communities incurring damage from the wildfires. 

Government grants will be made available to individuals and families needing to rebuild homes, cover uninsured property losses, and help businesses with their recovery, according to the tourism authority.

The historic coastal town of Lahaina was almost totally destroyed as blazes were fanned by high winds.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority said in an update on the wildfires on Thursday: “Through the tireless efforts of our airline, hotel, and ground transportation partners, more than 14,000 people were moved off the island of Maui yesterday, August 9, to return home or continue with their vacation elsewhere in Hawaii. 

“By the end of today, it is estimated that an additional 14,500 people will be moved off Maui.”

Hotels and holiday accommodation rental owners have been urged to consider how they might be able to house Maui residents displaced by the fires.

“Non-essential travel to Maui is strongly discouraged at this time,” the authority added. “Visitors currently on Maui for non-essential travel reasons are being asked to leave the island as rescue and recovery efforts continue.

“Airlines are being very supportive during this emergency crisis and providing additional flights to help visitors depart from Maui. Airlines are also adjusting their travel schedules to support those visitors who had planned to arrive this week.

“Visitors who have travel plans to west Maui in the coming weeks are encouraged to consider rescheduling their travel plans for a later time.”

The authority praised industry partners for their “monumental show of support”.

Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund has been launched by GlobalGiving which will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in affected communities. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter.

Tokyo Transport Guide

Tokyo has developed a dense network of metro, train and bus lines that serve the Greater Tokyo area. As Tokyo is a very busy city, the public transport is the best way to get around the city. With the multilingual signage and instructions, the public transport is very accessible for tourists.

The rail network dominates the public transport in Greater Tokyo. There are several companies which operate the most extensive rail network in the world. The 13 metro lines cover central Tokyo, especially the area inside the Yamanote circle, around Ginza and east of the loop line. The busiest stations are Shinjuku Station, Ikebukuro Station and Shibuya Station.

JR East is the largest railway company in the world. It provides most of the railway traffic in Tokyo, as well as, to other destinations in Japan. There are several other companies that provide commuter train service to the nearby area. The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is fast train service that connects the major cities in Japan. The travel time from Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo is about three hours.

The bus network is not heavily used in the city centre. It's more convenient for places outside the central area. They are not as frequent as the trains, but they are a good alternative if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) is the main one serving Greater Tokyo. It is located on the border between Narita and Shibayama, around 60 km from Tokyo. There are regular train, bus, taxi and private airport transfer services to Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Narita Airport is served by express and commuter trains. Narita Express is connected to Tokyo Station via the Narita and Sobu lines. The suburban JR rapid service train follows the same route to Tokyo Station with several intermediate stops which makes the travel time longer. Keisei provides train services to central Tokyo and the suburbs, as well.

Regular bus services run from Tokyo Narita Airport to the Tokyo City Air Terminal, major hotels and railway stations in the Greater Tokyo Area. Buses are generally slower than trains because of the traffic conditions. An overnight bus service to Kyoto and Osaka is available, as well.

The airport taxi service in Tokyo is fast and reliable. They charge by the meter and additional charges may apply for night rides.

To stay away from the crowds, it's best to book a private Tokyo Narita airport transfer with us. Our premium service includes a door-to-door airport transfer in comfortable and luxury vehicles at fixed cost. The English-speaking driver will meet you at the arrivals gate and take you directly to your hotel, and we hope you enjoy the airport transfer from Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo city centre.

Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) is the second one that serves Greater Tokyo. It is located closer to the city centre, around 14 km. There are regular train and bus lines that run to Tokyo. The latest prices for a private airport taxi from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokyo city centre are on the link.

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