UH researchers are sending questionnaires to thousands of residents of Kailua, a once-sleepy beach town inundated by tourists in recent years
From California to the Galapagos, overwhelmed tourist destinations are experimenting with ways to control the overflow and pay for repairing the damage.
Carbon emissions from planes are only now starting to get some of the attention as other troubling side effects caused by soaring numbers of tourists.
The expected decline could cost the island more than $30 million per month in direct spending, based on state tourism data.
Officials believe visitors will follow local customs if they simply understand them.
A growing number of tourism hot spots, ranging from Mallorca to Bhutan to New Zealand, are imposing new taxes and fees on visitors.
The winners of the hackathon proposed giving beach toys a second life as a way to reduce visitors’ environmental footprint.