06 May 2006

“There’s No Beer in Hawaii…” Excessively Driven Monoculture Causes Resentment

A current survey of the population of Hawaii has shown that the majority of queried Hawaiians have “had it” with tourism and tourists, as reported by pte. The respondents named the following reasons for their resentment: the increased cost of living due to tourism, the growing rate of criminality, and the unsightly development of untouched regions. The figures: 6.44 million people visited Hawaii in 2003; 6.99 million in 2004. Last year, these figures climbed to 7.4 million tourists, who, however, spent 11.5 billion USD during their stay in the Pacific island paradise. (eap)