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Big Isle Tourism Yet to Recover Following Kilauea’s Volcanic Eruption Last Year

April 29, 2019

April 30-- Apr. 30--THIRD OF 6 PARTS VOLCANO, HAWAII >> Hot lava can be quite viscous, and so is Hawaii island's tourism recovery a year after worldwide images of Kilauea's volcanic eruption began deterring vacationers. It's been nine months since the eruption ceased after covering 6,000 acres in Puna and destroying more than 700 homes. It's also been eight months since the prior No. 1 statewide tourist attraction -- Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park -- reopened. Yet, visitor arrivals are only creeping back toward pre-eruption levels, prolonging economic pain for many businesses and workers in the state's big...

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