I can empathize with the content of your article on the arrogant sleepy heads running the tourism offices in Hawaii (see Sustained Drop in Japanese Visitors Has Befuddled Hawaiian Tourism Officials At a Loss
, Page One April 18, 2011). My family tried to visit last year, and received so many dodgy stories from the airlines and tourism offices, we gave up and went to Malaysia. Hawaii is beautiful I am sure. So is Malaysia with astonishing beaches, vastly cheaper rates all around, and no arrogant attitude by tourism hucksters or people with an attitude that says: "We don't need you." Now, today, Hawaii does need all the extra bookings it can get--but now, today, I am planning a return trip to guess where? To the heavenly shores of Langkawi in Malaysia.