Proving that PTSD from the pandemic will offer likely many decades more than the general fear of pornography, the Maui mayor asked airlines: “Please don’t bring too many people to our island.”
Within a year, Hawaii, which got most of its revenue from tourism, was closed to everyone except locals. Now, as the famous issue of “excessive tourism”, often cited by locals as a complaint of island living, is back in full force. Other than this time, when tourists show up again, the island is excited to see a lack of hospitality employees, US News and World Report said. Restaurants on the islands are struggling to keep up, according to the report.
Mayor Michael Victorino recently said: “We are not allowed to stop, but we are asking the powers that be to help us.”
Victorino blamed the airport runway: “It’s the airlift that really carries it all. Without the airlift, people would not come. ”
Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva responded by saying that while the company is aware of regulations and requests, visitors are driving the state’s economy.
The island still has “some of the strictest public health coronavirus controls in the country”, the report agreed. It is also the only state that has not been fully opened, largely due to its remote location and limited hospital capacity. The islanders also have in mind “the memory of the diseases that wiped out 80% of the Native Hawaiian population in the century after the arrival of Europeans”, writes U.S. News and World Report. – READ MORE
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