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Visitor growth prompts warning


    Waikiki Beach was shoulder-to-shoulder in visitors Friday, a reflection of the crowding in the tourism center. Some industry experts say this year's projected visitor total of 8.5 million could max out the supply of hotel rooms, threatening the continued growth of the tourism sector.

    Jamm Aquino / Will and Kim Parsons, of Canberra, Australia, seek out a spot on the sand in Waikiki. They say they had been seeking a restful vacation and were surprised by the crowds they have encountered.

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