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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.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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.

    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.

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

    JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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.

    JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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.

Lanikai Beach was so crowded on a recent Saturday that only the offshore Mokulua islets distinguished the landscape from Waikiki. It was so overrun by 10 a.m. that visitors and residents were parking in residential neighborhoods up to a mile away. Read more

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