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Hawaii Tourism

Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Reshape Hawaii’s Tourism Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Reshape Hawaii’s Tourism Industry

Policymakers fear jeopardizing the industry’s recovery from the pandemic because Hawaii needs the jobs back.

Lee Cataluna: What Slow Recovery To Tourism? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: What Slow Recovery To Tourism?

No marketing campaign was needed. Tourists are practically beating down the door to get here.

Hawaii Plans For Post-Pandemic Tourism, Starting With Kauai Bryce Edwards/Wikimedia

Hawaii Plans For Post-Pandemic Tourism, Starting With Kauai

The report says that “tourism needs to be managed responsibly so that the residents and destination may thrive.”

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Hawaii’s visitor industry is in a nosedive, but tracking guests could make things worse.

HTA Funds Tourists’ Return Flights Amid COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HTA Funds Tourists’ Return Flights Amid COVID-19

More than a dozen tourists have received financial assistance to return to the airports they flew in from, most after violating the quarantine order.

This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It?

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.

Vacation Rentals Are Still Thriving In Kailua Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vacation Rentals Are Still Thriving In Kailua

Critics warned that a bill to crack down on illegal vacation rentals would doom Kailua’s economy. But months later, the town still bustles with tourists and hundreds of vacation rentals.

Danny De Gracia: Let Hawaii Tourists Gamble And Smoke Pot — Then Tax Them More Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let Hawaii Tourists Gamble And Smoke Pot — Then Tax Them More

Visitors come to the islands to escape, not to be micromanaged. The state should relax its laws and reap the economic benefits.

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.