Maui is stressed, and mayor asks airlines to bring fewer tourists

 


HONOLULU (AP) — For nearly a year, Maui residents had their tropical oasis virtually to themselves.

Then the visitors all came flooding back.

“Over-tourism” has long been a complaint of locals on the Hawaiian island that is among the world’s most popular getaways: congested roads, crowded beaches, packed restaurants.

But as the U.S. begins to emerge from the pandemic, Maui is reeling from some of the same strains seen on the mainland, like a shortage of hospitality workers. And its restaurants, still operating at limited capacity, are struggling to keep up.

Now, as cooped-up mainla...



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