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essay #5 my intro - Tourism has been prominent in Hawaii...

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Tourism has been prominent in Hawai’i has been a long and sometimes painful struggle between the “haoles,” the foreigners, and the native Hawaiian people. Tourism to Hawai’i increased exponentially in the twentieth century in the 1860s with an influx of visitors from the United States mainland and Japan. This was the birth of modern tourism to Hawai’i. The first tourist hotel was built in 1865-a grass Volcano House built on the Halemaumau Crater rim to shelter visitors. A second important and major boost to tourism was the demise of the plantation era in Hawai’i (us50). As Frommers states, “In 1901 W.C. Peacock built the elegant Beaux Arts Moana Hotel on Waikiki Beach, and W.C. Weedon convinced Honolulu businessmen…to advertise Hawai’i in San Francisco…[He headed for the mainland with] tinted photos of Waikiki…for six months of lecture tours to introuduce ‘those remarkable people and the beautiful lands of Hawai’I.’” In 1903, a Tourism Bureau was created and in that year alone, 2,200 people came to
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