HTA board OKs $2.5M to boost tourism on island

  • The Hawaii Tourism Authority is launching a new marketing effort to help boost tourism numbers on Hawaii Island following the drop that followed last year’s eruption. Board members and lawmakers, pictured, announced the plan in Honolulu. (Courtesy photo)

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s board of directors at the end of last month OK’d reallocating $2.5 million to support new marketing efforts to help boost tourism numbers on Hawaii Island following the drop that followed last year’s eruption.