WHERE’D EVERYBODY GO?!?

The effect of last week’s foiled terrorist plot has had an immediate impact on tourism on Mau’i.

All month the resort hotels in Wailea have been about 98% occupancy. They usually stay that way until Labor Day. This week, the occupancy rate has dropped to about 60%. Right after the story hit the newswires, people started calling and cancelling their reservations. Airline bookings have also dropped drastically. A lot of workers are going to have their hours cut and the trickle down effect will seriously impact our local economy. The “fall slowdown” is coming two weeks early. Thats going to hurt.

Another political cartoon


DAY’S END
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BEAUTIFUL MAU’I
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WAILEA SUNSET
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KAPALUA SUNSET
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WAILEA BEACH
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1 Comment so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Last night at SFO I picked up, in my taxi, a family returning from Hawaii. They said that they had noticed the slow down and that some of the stores were not staying open as long.



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