how to beat Maui’s tourism blues
Have you heard the saying Maui no ka oi (”Maui
is the best”)? It’s hard to believe
these days, at least when it comes to tourism.
First, 50 vacation rentals and B&B were
shut down by the Maui County Council. In protest,
the Maui Vacation Rental Association has filed
a case in U.S. district court. In other legal
news, the Hawaii Superferry is still not sailing
to any islands, partly due to a Maui Circuit
Court hearing that is costing millions of dollars
per day in operating losses.
Finally, as of tomorrow, the National Park Service
has suspended downhill mountain-biking tours
on Haleakala volcano, due to three fatalities
earlier this year.