Crowds at the popular beach park fronting Lanai’s crescent-shaped Hulopoe Bay have sparked tensions between local residents and tourists.
A five-minute video on the do’s and don’ts of visiting Hawaii will play prior to landing on trans-Pacific flights.
Policymakers fear jeopardizing the industry’s recovery from the pandemic because Hawaii needs the jobs back.
The report says that “tourism needs to be managed responsibly so that the residents and destination may thrive.”
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.