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Hawaiian boat tour owner is "carefully rebuilding" after tsunami damage
Sea Quest Hawaii's business was already down 30% from omicron when the tsunami caused $100,000 in damage to its office.
After 18 months, hotel housekeeper still doesn't have her job back
Changes in the hotel industry are affecting Hawaii housekeeper Mary Taboniar, a single mom.
What could the delta variant mean for Hawaii's tourism industry?
Even after a record-breaking sales this summer, Manu Powers, co-owner of Sea Quest Hawaii, is concerned about the future of her business.
More vacation rentals in Hawaii mean needed revenue and upset neighbors
Some locals are upset with tourists causing disruptions in normally quiet neighborhoods.
Tourism comes roaring back in Hawaii
The hospitality industry and the local businesses who rely on it are grateful but are struggling to keep up.
Raising prices helped this greens farmer stay afloat
Scott Snair raised his prices before the pandemic shut down travel. When things got tough, that decision helped him stay in business.
Hawaii group lures remote workers amid pandemic downturn
Workers freed of geographic constraints may want to relocate, and Hawaii wants to capitalize on their mobility and skills.
With business down 95%, Hawaiian entrepreneur hopes her company and town survive
The pandemic has largely halted tourism, and Manu Powers has had to lay off most of her staff.
Not the usual crowd for the holidays in Hawaii
A look at how one Hawaiian bed-and-breakfast is faring during the pandemic.
With an economy dependent on tourism, Hawaii tries to encourage visitors
The state has dialed back mandatory quarantines for visitors if they test negative for COVID-19.