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Hawaii Tourism Authority considers Oahu plan to address demand to limit tourism

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                                Beachgoers packed Lanikai Beach in Kailua last weekend.
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Beachgoers packed Lanikai Beach in Kailua last weekend.

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                                Oahu residents are feeling the strain of overtourism, particularly in hot spots that were identified through a pending Hawaii Tourism Authority Destination Management Action Plan. At the Makapuu Lighthouse trail, one such hotspot, visitors hike to rocky tide pools.
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Oahu residents are feeling the strain of overtourism, particularly in hot spots that were identified through a pending Hawaii Tourism Authority Destination Management Action Plan. At the Makapuu Lighthouse trail, one such hotspot, visitors hike to rocky tide pools.

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                                People waited in line for shave ice at Matsumoto General Store on Saturday in Haleiwa.
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People waited in line for shave ice at Matsumoto General Store on Saturday in Haleiwa.

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                                Patrons wait in line outside the Over Easy restaurant on Saturday in Kailua.
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Patrons wait in line outside the Over Easy restaurant on Saturday in Kailua.

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                                A tour group crossed traffic on Kamehameha Highway toward Turtle Beach on a recent Saturday in Laniakea.
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A tour group crossed traffic on Kamehameha Highway toward Turtle Beach on a recent Saturday in Laniakea.

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                                Beachgoers packed Lanikai Beach in Kailua last weekend.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Oahu residents are feeling the strain of overtourism, particularly in hot spots that were identified through a pending Hawaii Tourism Authority Destination Management Action Plan. At the Makapuu Lighthouse trail, one such hotspot, visitors hike to rocky tide pools.
JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People waited in line for shave ice at Matsumoto General Store on Saturday in Haleiwa.
JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Patrons wait in line outside the Over Easy restaurant on Saturday in Kailua.
JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A tour group crossed traffic on Kamehameha Highway toward Turtle Beach on a recent Saturday in Laniakea.