Charting a New Course For Hawai‘i Tourism

Despite a string of record visitor arrivals now totaling almost ten million annually, Hawai‘i tourism shows signs of trouble. Inflation-adjusted spending per visitor has trended downward. Diminishing economic contribution, eroding resident sentiment, and increasing congestion and stress on sites and attractions provide evidence that the current governance model is inadequate for effectively managing the increasingly complex issues facing Hawai‘i tourism.


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  1. I’ve read this and other reports you’ve created (thank you) and the 2021-3 HTA Destination Management Reports, all of which cite resident dissatisfaction and the need for a new business model. The challenge is getting state and local government to act. It’s doubtful that State Government will do anything that resembles reducing tourism or limiting its growth. That means the local County Government must act as they are able. However, that requires bold, innovative thinking. I wish workshops for local government were available to educate them and share your conclusions

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