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Developing a Dream Destination: Tourism and Tourism Policy Planning in Hawaii

James Mak


This is an interpretive history of tourism and tourism policy development in Hawaii from the 1960s to the twenty-first century. Part 1 looks at the many changes in tourism since statehood (1959) and tourism’s imprint on Hawaii. Part 2 reviews the development of public policy toward tourism, beginning with a story of the planning process that started around 1970—a full decade before the first comprehensive State Tourism Plan was crafted and implemented. It also examines state government policies and actions taken relative to the taxation of tourism, tourism promotion, convention center developm ... More

Keywords: tourism policy development, Hawaii, public policy, taxation, tourism promotion, Waikiki, Neighbor Islands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832438
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Mak, author
University of Hawai'i at Manoa