Hawaii has benefitted from the growth of global tourism: but what have the impacts been on its environment and culture?
- Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 7 million visitors annually.
- Tourism has a positive impact on Hawaii's economy, bringing $11 billion annually to the US economy.
- Mass tourism can change the face of rural fishing and farming villages with tourism-related development.
- Traditional Hawaiian culture is under threat from the onslaught of global tourism.
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