There was a time when the volcanic eruptions on the Big Island were considered a visitor attraction and thereby good for local tourism. Now that the volcanic emissions are spewing unhealthy levels of sulfur dioxide into the air, the impact to the economy spans not only tourism, but businesses, real estate, agriculture, and the state's workforce.
The House Special Committee on Vog Effects will hold its next fact finding meeting on Wednesday. See it live on Olelo, channel 53.
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 325
Invited to participate:
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
Hawaii Association of Realtors
Hawaii Island Board of Realtors
The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
Kau Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference
Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii