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Enhancing hotels, elevating experience are keys for tourism

By W. David P. Carey III

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Waikiki is Hawaii&rsquo;s most popular global visitor&nbsp;</span>destination, long enjoying remarkable success&nbsp;sharing our rich host culture, world-class shopping and stunning natural beauty with the world. Tourism has long been the mainstay of Hawaii&rsquo;s economy. However, as federal government spending has declined in Hawaii, the role of tourism in our state&rsquo;s&nbsp;economic health has become increasingly important.</p>
<p>In recent years, global destinations growing their tourism industries have begun to offer oceanfront, tropical vacations, often for less than we charge in Hawaii, creating new competition for visitors. With Outrigger&rsquo;s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region,&nbsp;operating resorts in Guam, Fiji, Australia, Thailand,&nbsp;Indonesia and Mauritius, we see first-hand the global competition for visitor business.</p>
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Waikiki is Hawaii’s most popular global visitor destination, long enjoying remarkable success sharing our rich host culture, world-class shopping and stunning natural beauty with the world. Tourism has long been the mainstay of Hawaii’s economy. However, as federal government spending has declined in Hawaii, the role of tourism in our state’s economic health has become increasingly important.

In recent years, global destinations growing their tourism industries have begun to offer oceanfront, tropical vacations, often for less than we charge in Hawaii, creating new competition for visitors. With Outrigger’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region, operating resorts in Guam, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Mauritius, we see first-hand the global competition for visitor business. Login for more...



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