Has the ‘Obama Effect’ hit Hawaii?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.03.09 | 3:41 PM ET

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Slate’s Moneybox columnist, Daniel Gross, recently headed to Hawaii to see if the islands’ tourism industry was seeing an Obama bump.  The verdict: “This unreimbursed, hazard-filled assignment—sunburn, expensive macadamia nuts—yielded some surprising findings. Like the stimulus package, the Obama Effect, while holding the promise of gains down the road, hasn’t been able to overcome a sour economic climate.”


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


2 Comments for Has the ‘Obama Effect’ hit Hawaii?

Marianne 08.03.09 | 11:51 PM ET

BOYCOTT HAWAII.  HAWAII GOV WANTS TO LIE TO US THEN DON’T SUPPORT THEM.  LOTS OF OTHER ISLANDS TO VISIT.

TambourineMan 08.05.09 | 9:19 PM ET

You go, Birther girl! I’ll go to Hawaii.

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