Your excellent coverage of the bust in Hawaii's tourism (see Sustained Drop in Japanese Visitors Has Befuddled Hawaiian Tourism Officials At a Loss
, Page One April 18, 2011) only confirmed to me that Keystone Cops abound in government funded or allied agencies. We have seen it here in Detroit where the city refused to see the warning signs of an economic collapse tied to one sector--the auto industry. Hawaii seems to be in the same pickle with a sudden downfall in its tourism and a slow reaction because for years it has been a cushy industry. But here we see that Michigan tourism officials actually has picked up the ball and started running with an energetic advertising program and reach out. Call Michigan tourism --they will pick up the phone. I like many other people owe my job to a rebounding tourism field in this state. The Keystone Cops in Hawaii should take a lesson. It may be colder here, but we offer a warm reception--and we answer the phone.