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Seeds of transformational tourism found on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii
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Seeds of transformational tourism found on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii

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Hawaii is open for holiday travel, and a surge in tourist arrivals is imminent. But many living in Hawaii are frustrated with the effects of “over-tourism.” Locals say that Hawaiian values and lifestyle are eroding due to the sheer number of visitors and that many are disrespectful to their island home. Are some visitors willfully rude or only ignorant of the culture? How do we direct change in a state that has built most of its economy on tourism?

Can the seed of a paradigm shift to Hawaii‘s tourism woes be found in a quiet garden on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island? We think so. But first, here’s some background.

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