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Curb HTA’s secrecy before seeking audit


    While lawmakers are right to call for stepped-up public oversight of Hawaii Tourism Authority, an additional audit is an unnecessary overstep.

Tourism is our top industry, representing 20 percent of the state’s economy. While a recent steady rise in visitors is cheered for churning out more than $14 billion in economic activity annually, some legislators are knocking Hawaii Tourism Authority’s lack of transparency in how it spends of taxpayer dollars in promoting the state. Read more

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