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Visitor industry sees slow Maui recovery

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. Josh Green has set an Oct. 8 reopening date for visitors to be able to return to West Maui, amid an ongoing campaign that the rest of Maui remains open to visitors. Tourists watched surfers and windsurfers Sunday at Hoo­kipa Beach in Paia, Maui.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Gov. Josh Green has set an Oct. 8 reopening date for visitors to be able to return to West Maui, amid an ongoing campaign that the rest of Maui remains open to visitors. Tourists watched surfers and windsurfers Sunday at Hoo­kipa Beach in Paia, Maui.

Members of Hawaii’s visitor industry are preparing for the reopening of West Maui tourism on Oct. 8, but many are bracing for a slow festive season given the breadth of the wildfire-­related cancellations, and some say full recovery might not occur until at least spring. Read more

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