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As More Tourists Flock to the Islands, State and Community Leaders Hope for ‘Pono’ Tourism
April 7, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Mahina Paishon, Cohort VI
Projects mentioned in this story: ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures

From Hawai‘i News Now:

Hawaii’s beaches are back to being shared between locals and tourists. But, steering the tourism comeback while balancing the needs of the community is a challenge.

“The tourists are back and in greater numbers than we’ve seen in a very long time,” said State Sen. Chris Lee of Windward Oahu. “Beach parks are being crowded, overrun, parking in people’s neighborhoods that’s affecting their driveways, tour buses dropping people off where they are not supposed to,” he said.

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