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Hawaii Tourism

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.

Short-Term Rental Owners Consider Options: Lease, Sell Or Leave It Vacant?

Short-Term Rental Owners Consider Options: Lease, Sell Or Leave It Vacant?

Early indications suggest the legislation is working as intended to limit tourists in residential areas and make units available to residents.

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse For Not Protecting Our Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse For Not Protecting Our Tourists

It’s a shame airlines have refused to show a safety video to passengers arriving in Hawaii, but here’s what can be done to make sure visitors are informed.

Civil Cafe: What’s Happening To Kailua? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Cafe: What’s Happening To Kailua?

View the highlights of a panel discussion on how to cope with the tourist invasion into this once sleepy beach town.

Measuring The Costs and Benefits of Windward Oahu Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measuring The Costs and Benefits of Windward Oahu Tourism

UH researchers are sending questionnaires to thousands of residents of Kailua, a once-sleepy beach town inundated by tourists in recent years

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails

“Honestly, we’re just trying to keep up with demand,” the state’s trails manager said.

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town

Stunning beaches, Airbnbs and new developments transformed the town into a tourist hot spot — leaving some locals bemoaning a lost sense of community.

9 Charts That Show How Hawaii Tourism Is Changing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

9 Charts That Show How Hawaii Tourism Is Changing

From soaring numbers of visitors to declining rounds of golf, a by-the-numbers look at how the industry’s impacts have grown in Hawaii.

10 Million Visitors: Can Hawaii Survive Its Own Popularity?

10 Million Visitors: Can Hawaii Survive Its Own Popularity?

The impact of a growing army of tourists has government leaders and residents questioning how to better manage Hawaii’s largest industry.

Mainland Mayors Face Backlash For Business Trip To Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mainland Mayors Face Backlash For Business Trip To Honolulu

The criticism highlights a longstanding perception problem Hawaii has in attracting conferences and conventions.

Kauai’s Newly Reopened Park Is A Case Study In Controlling Tourism DLNR

Kauai’s Newly Reopened Park Is A Case Study In Controlling Tourism

Crowd control measures at the renovated Haena State Park will help state parks officials respond to staggering tourism growth.