Consultants for the state-sponsored study “Planning for Sustainable Tourism in Hawaii” are set to hold a public meeting to gain input from the Kaua‘i community on the impact of future tourism growth on Hawai‘i’s communities.
The goal is to minimize negative impacts through developing strategies and policies to predict and minimize negative impacts of tourism, while maximizing the benefits of the industry.
The study is being conducted by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism in cooperation with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the State Office of Planning.
The meeting is set for the Wilcox Elementary School Cafeteria in Lihu‘e from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Written input is also being taken through the project’s Web site at: www.hawaiitourismstudy.com. Some study products are already available on the Web site, including an infrastructure inventory report.
Questions about the study and the meeting are being fielded by Dr. John Know & Associates. The firm can be reached in Honolulu at 808-523-1352.