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Hawaii’s Tourism Budget is Reduced and Capped…

Posted on 23 December 2011

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state-funded agency tasked with marketing, had its budget capped by state lawmakers at $69 million in each of the next four years, Forbes and the AP are reporting. The move has shifted $7 million in tourism dollars to other government programs in the fiscal year that started Friday.


While Hawaii is limiting its tourism spending, it still spends more taxpayer money on marketing to potential visitors than any other state. Hawaii gets its tourism funding from a 9.25 percent tax on hotel rooms and other accommodations.

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