County releases five-year plan for tourism

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Tourists take a selfie in front of Rainbow Falls in 2019 in Hilo.

  • Visitors walk through a display of crystal butterflies and chocolates in 2019 at Big Island Candies in Hilo.

  • Visitors see how Halemaumau crater expanded during the 2018 reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Hawaii Tribune-Herald/File Photos)

Hawaii County last week released its five-year strategic tourism plan, a guiding document to help ensure responsible tourism that respects the Big Island’s communities and natural and cultural resources.