Uncertainty builds as U.S. tourism contract end nears for Hawaii
By Allison Schaefers firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 26, 2022
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JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 17
The Hawaii Tourism Authority selected the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement for a multiyear U.S. tourism contract on June 2. The contract, valued at over $34 million, cannot move forward until a protest by the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau is settled. Above, beachgoers enjoy the lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 26
Industry leaders are concerned that Hawaii will not be properly marketed when the current U.S. tourism contract ends on Wednesday. Above, umbrellas line the shore at Waikiki as beachgoers enjoy the ocean.