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Column: Slashing agency’s budget, focus would harm tourism’s future

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pedestrians cross Kalakaua Avenue earlier this month in Waikiki, where the number of visitors appears to be growing.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pedestrians cross Kalakaua Avenue earlier this month in Waikiki, where the number of visitors appears to be growing.

  • L. Richard Fried, Jr. chairs the Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors.

    L. Richard Fried, Jr. chairs the Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors.

There are two bills up for final consideration by state legislators — House Bill 862 and House Bill 200 — that will have a disastrous impact on the future of Hawaii’s tourism industry and the state’s economy. Read more

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