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Native Hawaiians say tourism industry distorts their culture

16/02/2010 14:07

HawaiiHawaii's tourism industry has long touted the islands' native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus and the "aloha spirit."


But Native Hawaiians appear to have little regard for the tourism industry's impact on their culture, according to a survey released Friday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.


The random telephone poll of 1,650 Hawaii residents, designed to represent the state's ethnic and geographic demography, found overwhelming appreciation of the benefits the tourism industry brings Hawaii.


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