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Hawaii Tourism

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.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Welcome To Hawaii — Now Show Some Respect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Welcome To Hawaii — Now Show Some Respect

The islands have the same challenge as other major tourist destinations — preserving what it is that attracts visitors in the first place.

Big Island: How To Keep Tourists Coming After The Eruption Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: How To Keep Tourists Coming After The Eruption

Millions of dollars are being spent to promote non-volcanic attractions, but some of them aren’t equipped to handle more visitors.