Native Hawaiian leaders call new Oahu tourism plan ‘step in the right direction,’ but execution is key
By Jayna Omaye email@example.com
Sept. 26, 2021
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People walk a path near tourism hot spot Diamond Head crater on Thursday.
COURTESY ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
One goal of the tourism plan is to attract travelers who prioritize the environment and culture. Hawaiian civic club members lead lei making demonstrations at Bishop Museum.
COURTESY NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION
Uncle Joe Recca leads popular walking tours to educate visitors and residents about Waikiki’s Hawaiian history and culture through the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association.
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Part of the Oahu Destination Management Action Plan supports cultural experiences for residents and visitors alike. Volunteers and Nature Conservancy of Hawaii staff work in the loi with Kako‘o ‘Oiwi, a nonprofit that restores agricultural and ecological productivity in the wetlands of Heeia.
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The Koko Head Stairs has been identified in the Oahu Destination Management Action Plan as a tourism hot spot in need of increased stewardship. Visitors and residents hiked up and down the tracks on Thursday.