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Growth in tourism is affecting Hawaii residents’ quality of life

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    When looking at solutions to overtourism, Hanauma Bay State Park is considered a success. The park limits the number of people a tour company can bring to the bay and introduced admission fees and a mandatory educational video. Over a decade, those new policies reduced visitors by 20 percent. Visitors walked down to the water after viewing the educational video Wednesday.

Stalled rental cars routinely dot the beautiful green vistas of Waipio Valley, a sacred place where Hawaiian royalty once lived in the Hamakua district of Hawaii island. Read more

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