Hawaii Tourism Slumps on Heels of Smoking Ban

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Mar. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, Hawaii’s tourism industry is in a slump, with overall January arrivals down nearly 6 percent from January 2006 and the lucrative Japanese market down over 12 percent. The decline comes on the heels of Hawaii’s strict new smoking ban, which went into effect in November.