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Honolulu’s First ‘Climathon’ Tackles The Challenges Of Green Tourism Brittany Lyte

Honolulu’s First ‘Climathon’ Tackles The Challenges Of Green Tourism

The winners of the hackathon proposed giving beach toys a second life as a way to reduce visitors’ environmental footprint.

Honolulu Made A Big Mistake In Punishing Short-Term Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Made A Big Mistake In Punishing Short-Term Rentals

The mayor and city council should amend Bill 89 regulations to addresses community concerns and support our visitor economy.

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money

Let’s have a serious discussion about levying “green fees” and “eco-taxes” on tourists to preserve the place we all love.

Who Climbs Koko Crater? An Avid Hiker Wants To Find Out Courtesy of Jane Howard

Who Climbs Koko Crater? An Avid Hiker Wants To Find Out

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.

How ‘Green Fees’ Might Offset The Hidden Costs Of Tourism In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How ‘Green Fees’ Might Offset The Hidden Costs Of Tourism In Hawaii

A growing number of tourism hot spots, ranging from Mallorca to Bhutan to New Zealand, are imposing new taxes and fees on visitors.

Find The Money Now To Fix Diamond Head’s Lookout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Find The Money Now To Fix Diamond Head’s Lookout

Let’s not wait until somebody is injured or dies at the crumbling summit structure. Are you listening, HTA?

Economists: Airbnb Crackdown Will Likely Cause Big Drop In Oahu Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Airbnb Crackdown Will Likely Cause Big Drop In Oahu Tourism

The expected decline could cost the island more than $30 million per month in direct spending, based on state tourism data.

Hawaiian Airlines Stock Slumping Amid Fears Of Competition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Airlines Stock Slumping Amid Fears Of Competition

Southwest is bringing lower fares to Hawaii and new restrictions on Airbnbs are also creating uncertainty about future traffic.

Case Looks To Set More Stringent Safety, Noise Standards For Tour Flights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Looks To Set More Stringent Safety, Noise Standards For Tour Flights

Legislation introduced Wednesday would provide some state and local control over helicopter and skydiving flights instead of just the FAA.

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii

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.

Tourism’s Tipping Point Should Be A Turning Point For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tourism’s Tipping Point Should Be A Turning Point For Hawaii

We can’t stop tourists from flying here, but we can control where they stay and what they do.

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law

Amid mass Airbnb cancellations, one local bride said two of her bridesmaids can no longer attend her wedding.