Traveling Money

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Sustainability was the theme of this week’s “global summit” put together by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. With over nine million visitors projected this year, the Chair of the State Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Technology told HPR’s Noe Tanigawa we may already have too many tourists. Senator Glenn Wakai says it’s time to re-think the industry, in the concluding report of our series “Traveling Money: Managing Hawai‘i’s Tourism Future.”

The Conversation: Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Sep 22, 2017
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Sustainable Tourism; Changing Face of Tourism; “Harvey” On Stage

The Conversation: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
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HI-SEAS; Big island Tourism; Hana Flights

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Culture and commerce are often seen as forces in conflict. But here in Hawaiʻi, the culture is one of the driving forces of the state’s largest commercial sector – tourism. This week, HPR takes a closer look at tourism as part of our series - Travelling Money: Managing Hawai’i’s Tourism Future.  HPR reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi looks at the role of Hawaiian culture in the future of tourism.

Global Tourism Summit: Japan #1 for Hawai'i

Sep 20, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

It was Day Two of the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu and time to focus on Hawai’i’s number one international market.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Sep 20, 2017
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Myanmar Unwound; Oil Refining in Hawaii; Sustainable Tourism

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Governor David Y. Ige / Flickr

This week, we’ve been looking at the tourism industry throughout the state, in our series “Traveling Money: Managing Hawai‘i’s Tourism Future.”  Today we get an update about Hawai'i Island, where tourism is the best it’s been in a decade. HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more from Kona. 

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s annual visitor-industry conference is being expanded to the first-ever Global Tourism Summit.  About 25-hundred attendees are registered for the 3-day event. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Global Food Production; Sustainable Tourism; Big Wave Surfing for Women

The Conversation: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sep 18, 2017
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Deporting Veterans; Resilient Cities; Politics of Tourism