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As Hawaii prepares to welcome visitors back, input sought on tourism management plans

Photo of a quiet Waikiki taken on the morning of July 14, 2020.
Photo of a quiet Waikiki taken on the morning of July 14, 2020.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 2:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Tourism Authority is seeking input for new plans aimed at crafting the future of tourism management in the islands.

A destination management action plan is being developed for each county.

The plans are designed to give each county a guide for tourism and its impact on local services, natural and cultural resources and residents' quality of life. It will allow each county to rebuild, redefine and reset its tourism direction over a three-year period through a collaborative process, HTA said.

Committees for Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai began meeting in September.

Big Island’s meeting will happen in October and Oahu’s will convene next year. The committee’s ideas will be shared with the public during a series of interactive meetings on Zoom from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dates and details to register are found below:

  • Oct. 21: Kauai Community Meeting

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/KauaiDMAPCommMtg1

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 20

  • Oct. 22: Second Kauai Community Meeting

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/KauaiDMAPCommMtg2

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 20

  • Oct. 27: Lanai Community Meeting

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/LanaiDMAPCommMtg

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 26

  • Oct. 28: Maui Community Meeting

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/MauiDMAPCommMtg

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 26

  • Oct. 29: Molokai Community Meeting

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/MolokaiDMAPCommMtg

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 26

  • Nov. 17: Hawaii Island Community Meeting

More information will be made available here.

The public can also review the proposed actions and provide feedback here.

Proposed actions will be available on the website the week of October 15 for Kauai, and the week of October 19 for Maui Nui. To learn more about HTA’s Community-Based Tourism program, click here.

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