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Hawaii Tourism Authority marketing now includes teaching tourists to be responsible

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority is adding “responsible tourism” to its traditional branding of promoting Hawaii as a world-class destination. Visitors from North Carolina, Mark Sellers and his wife, Sybil, took a photo Tuesday of their kids, Rebecca, 14, and Jonathan, 17, at the Diamond Head State Monument sign.
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is adding “responsible tourism” to its traditional branding of promoting Hawaii as a world-class destination. Visitors from North Carolina, Mark Sellers and his wife, Sybil, took a photo Tuesday of their kids, Rebecca, 14, and Jonathan, 17, at the Diamond Head State Monument sign.

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The growing perception of over-tourism in areas across the state has left some residents and community leaders asking how much tourism is too much and seeking ways to strike a balance in the industry that drives the state’s economy. Visitors stopped Tuesday to get photos of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Waikiki Beach.
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

The growing perception of over-tourism in areas across the state has left some residents and community leaders asking how much tourism is too much and seeking ways to strike a balance in the industry that drives the state’s economy. Visitors stopped Tuesday to get photos of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Waikiki Beach.

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority is adding “responsible tourism” to its traditional branding of promoting Hawaii as a world-class destination. Visitors from North Carolina, Mark Sellers and his wife, Sybil, took a photo Tuesday of their kids, Rebecca, 14, and Jonathan, 17, at the Diamond Head State Monument sign.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The growing perception of over-tourism in areas across the state has left some residents and community leaders asking how much tourism is too much and seeking ways to strike a balance in the industry that drives the state’s economy. Visitors stopped Tuesday to get photos of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Waikiki Beach.