Hawaii Tourism Authority board commits to spend $35.5M in state funds
By Allison Schaefers firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12, 2021
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The Hawaii Tourism Authority has been instructed to hold off spending international marketing dollars until it has reached certain benchmarks to begin recovering efforts on that front. In the meantime, tourism is picking up in Waikiki. Umbrellas from the the Royal Hawaiian Hotel lined Waikiki Beach on June 1.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO John De Fries spoke at the monthly board meeting held at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 29.