As one who previously lived in Hawaii, and has friends still in the hotel business there, I can tell you that Hawaii's natural riches and beauty are a treasure for all the world. After learning of the toll on Hawaii that the Japanese quake and subsequent reduction in tourism has taken (see Shocked Hawaii Tourism Reps Scramble As Japanese Visits Drop Sharply
, Page One March 21, 2011), I hope that its tourism officials will rise to the occasion, get off their duff, and lose their paralysis. They need to find other markets including Canadians who would relish the paradise that is Hawaii. Wake up Hawaii tourism people. We cannot allow the all-important tourism infrastructure to further decline.