National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $734 million. “The national parks of Hawaii attract visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Stan Austin, regional director for the Pacific West Region. “Whether they are out for an afternoon, a school field trip, or a month-long family vacation, visitors come to have a great experience, and end up spending a little money along the way. This new report shows that
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