Volcano Eruption Puts $5M Dent in Hawaii Tourism Industry

May 16, 2018

The New York Post reports that Hawaii’s tourism industry has taken a $5 million hit as Kilauea volcano continues to blanket Big Island with destructive lava.

Cancellations from May through June have soared ever since the volcano started erupting earlier this month and bookings for hotels and tourism activities — including lava viewing, zip lines and glass bottom boats — have slumped 50 percent, according to Ross Birch, executive director of the island’s tourism board.

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