Hawaii’s visitor industry is in a nosedive, but tracking guests could make things worse.
Spurred by recent tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii, the proposed legislation would set stiffer state requirements for tour pilots. But the feds, not the state, regulate the skies.
Visitors come to the islands to escape, not to be micromanaged. The state should relax its laws and reap the economic benefits.
The winners of the hackathon proposed giving beach toys a second life as a way to reduce visitors’ environmental footprint.
The mayor and city council should amend Bill 89 regulations to addresses community concerns and support our visitor economy.
Let’s have a serious discussion about levying “green fees” and “eco-taxes” on tourists to preserve the place we all love.
A University of Hawaii public policy professor conducted a private study that he hopes will help city officials better manage one of Oahu’s most popular — and overrun — hiking trails.