The pandemic almost sunk Manu Powers' company. Though it's mounted a recovery, the summer rush still isn't what it used to be.
Sea Quest Hawaii's business was already down 30% from omicron when the tsunami caused $100,000 in damage to its office.
Changes in the hotel industry are affecting Hawaii housekeeper Mary Taboniar, a single mom.
Even after a record-breaking sales this summer, Manu Powers, co-owner of Sea Quest Hawaii, is concerned about the future of her business.
Some locals are upset with tourists causing disruptions in normally quiet neighborhoods.
Scott Snair raised his prices before the pandemic shut down travel. When things got tough, that decision helped him stay in business.
Workers freed of geographic constraints may want to relocate, and Hawaii wants to capitalize on their mobility and skills.
The pandemic has largely halted tourism, and Manu Powers has had to lay off most of her staff.