The Conversation: Timeshares Could Be Resilient During Visitor Industry Downturn

Nov 9, 2020

Interview with U.S. Rep. Ed Case; Timeshare industry hopeful for a rebound; Swimmers and fisherman struggle to share Ala Moana Beach; SoCal author writes surfing history book

U.S. Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Credit Courtesy Office of Rep. Ed Case

Interview with U.S. Rep. Ed Case

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case was re-elected and will continue to represent urban Honolulu in Washington, D.C. Case tells us about the priorities of the Hawaii delegation, where he'll be joined by newly elected Kai Kahele.

Timeshare industry hopeful for a rebound

Hawaii's Safe Travels program is expected to entice timeshare owners back to Hawaii. It is just one aspect of our economy that is hopeful for a rebound. We recently talked to Jason Gamel, CEO and president of the American Resort Development Association, the professional association for the timeshare industry based in Washington, D.C. A report reviewing 2019 points out that this segment of the industry is traditionally more resilient during disasters.

Swimmers and fisherman struggle to share Ala Moana Beach

The pandemic brought more fish to Oahu's nearshore waters and sparked conflict among ocean users. Now, boundaries are being proposed at Ala Moana. Civil Beat Reporter Marcel Honore tells us about the growing tension between fishermen, swimmers and other ocean users. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, circa 2013
Credit San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 2013 photo D Ramey Logan from Wikimedia Commons by D Ramey Logan, CC-BY-SA 4.0

SoCal author writes surfing history book

An 8-year journey exploring the surfing culture in Southern California comes full circle for a longtime surfer and author. We talked to David Matuszak, who tells us he is surfing his way up the West Coast. He just completed a book on the history of the ocean sport entitled, "San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach." Click here to learn more about the book.