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National parks tourism yields $312M for isles

Lower numbers for 2013 reflect inflation and the government's 16-day shutdown

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 21, 2014

~~<p>While visitors to the seven national parks in Hawaii in 2013 dropped 4.2 percent from the prior year, they still brought $312 million in economic benefits to Hawaii and supported 3,665 jobs last year, according to a new report released Friday by the National Park Service.</p>
<p>Thanks to inflation and the 16-day government shutdown in October, these latest statewide economic figures are somewhat lower than the 2012 results.</p>
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While visitors to the seven national parks in Hawaii in 2013 dropped 4.2 percent from the prior year, they still brought $312 million in economic benefits to Hawaii and supported 3,665 jobs last year, according to a new report released Friday by the National Park Service.

Thanks to inflation and the 16-day government shutdown in October, these latest statewide economic figures are somewhat lower than the 2012 results. Login for more...



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