Hawaii’s tourism industry rocked by pandemic and restrictions
Ediz Tiyansan

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been difficult for states to find the right balance between health restrictions and economic activity.

And it was a particularly daunting challenge for a state like Hawaii, with an economy that relies heavily on tourism. 

Last year’s travel restrictions had sent shockwaves through the state’s nearly $18 billion tourism industry. 

But now during its still-troubled reopening process, many locals are left wondering whether they can have a future without relying on tourism so much. 

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports. 

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