Hawaiian overtourism: Residents beg tourists to stop visiting amid post-pandemic boom

Tens of thousands of extra US tourists have left Hawai’i in turmoil as it struggles to cope with unprecedented tourism demands.

All fully vaccinated travellers from the US were invited to skip quarantine and pre-flight testing from the beginning of July, resulting in a host of complications across the group of islands.

Hospitality worker shortages, congested roads, and 90-minute restaurant waiting times are just some of the problems the state is trying to navigate this summer.

One local Mayor has gone as far as to ask airlines to assist the state by decreasing the number of incoming flights arriving there.

“We’re asking for just a pause, if you want to use that term,”

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