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Hawaii Tourism Authority contract award to top marketing agency prompts scrutiny

  • JAMM AQUINO / JULY 10
                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority is looking to address problems brought by the strain of overtourism through a destination management plan. A tour group stood on the shoulder of Kamehameha Highway looking toward Turtle Beach as others lined the shoreline in Laniakea.

    JAMM AQUINO / JULY 10

    The Hawaii Tourism Authority is looking to address problems brought by the strain of overtourism through a destination management plan. A tour group stood on the shoulder of Kamehameha Highway looking toward Turtle Beach as others lined the shoreline in Laniakea.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently awarded a $9.4 million sole-source contract to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, even as the marketing agency nears the end of a separate contract worth $105 million to promote Hawaii to U.S. travelers and will have to compete to keep the more lucrative deal. Read more

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