Lava claims another business in the eyes of economics

Updated: Jul. 29, 2018 at 1:40 PM HST
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HILO, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Businesses on Hawaii Island are still feeling the economic punch of Pele's path, forcing the closure of one long-time tour company.

Since the eruption of Kilauea began in May, many visitors canceled trips and reservations at area hotels and adventure companies in fear of hazardous conditions.

Small businesses suffered, workers were laid off, and for a while, visitors just stopped coming.

Jack's Tours is the latest company to be hit hard after they announced earlier this week they were shutting down operations.

In a statement on their website, the company said:

The Hilo-based company offered various tour options to visitors of Hawaii Island.

It is not yet clear how many employees will be affected by the closure.

Hawaii News Now reached out to the company for additional comment. We are waiting to hear back.

This story may be updated.

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