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The islands have the same challenge as other major tourist destinations — preserving what it is that attracts visitors in the first place.
Millions of dollars are being spent to promote non-volcanic attractions, but some of them aren’t equipped to handle more visitors.
Regulators are updating the one flight manual that governs the state’s air tours, but the public won’t get to participate.
Airbnb says bills before the Honolulu City Council could cause economic damage by suddenly removing many tourist rentals from the market.
While calls for a crackdown on short-term rentals grow louder, their rapid expansion accounts for a big chunk of the recent growth in the state’s largest industry.
Modernization of Daniel K. Inouye International has been years in coming. But real change is in the air.
The union vote could lead to a work stoppage by about 3,500 workers, including those at the Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Waikiki.
Local fishermen say the impact of the April storm on tourism has been a boon to the fish population.
Some wedding venues only accept destination weddings to limit the number of guests and the effect on neighbors.
Kauai County had already cracked down on hundreds of remote visitor rentals. The flood might have doomed many more.