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Fewer visitors intend to return to Hawaii within 5 years, survey finds

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2021
                                Tourists have returned to Waikiki after COVID-19 restrictions eased, but some don’t plan a repeat visit anytime soon, citing the high cost of vacationing in the isles. Beachgoers enjoy the sand and ocean near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2021

    Tourists have returned to Waikiki after COVID-19 restrictions eased, but some don’t plan a repeat visit anytime soon, citing the high cost of vacationing in the isles. Beachgoers enjoy the sand and ocean near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

While overall satisfaction among Hawaii visitors has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels in key areas, fewer visitors from the state’s top U.S. market say they’re likely to return in the next five years, according to the results of a state- commissioned survey. Read more

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