Sunday, January 27, 2013

The public's alleged belief in the global warming hoax isn't stopping them from flying to Hawaii in record numbers

Hawaii breaks visitor record, aided by more flights, weak dollar | Reuters
(Reuters) - Visits to Hawaii soared to a record high last year, boosted by an increase in flights and a weaker dollar, tourism officials said on Thursday.

Almost 8 million people visited the Aloha State in 2012, more than a third of a million more than the previous record set in 2006 and a rise of 9.6 percent on 2011, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said.
As well as being a top holiday destination for U.S. visitors, the islands are also a popular spot for Japanese tourists who accounted for nearly 1.5 million of the state's visitors in 2012 - a 17 percent rise.

Keith Vieira, director of operations for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii, said new direct flights from secondary tourist markets such as Phoenix and Las Vegas were a factor in the increase, along with more international flights from Australia, South Korea, and Japan.
Flashback: Walking the walk: First Green President cares so much about energy conservation that he's only flying to his Hawaiian vacation location twice this holiday season

March 2012: Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The 'Climate War' : NPR
FLATOW: Are you on vacation?

MANN: No, I'm actually at a conference in Hawaii.

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