What to Know About the Proposed Tourist Fee in Hawaii

Hawaii’s governor proposed charging travelers checking into hotels or short term rentals a fee when they visit, becoming the latest destination to tax tourists.

During his 2024 state of the state address, Gov. Josh Green proposed charging all tourists a $25 fee when they arrive and check in, saying the “modest fee” would generate more than $68 million in revenue each year. He said the money would be used to invest in beach preservation, fire breaks, and other prevention measures.

“A Climate Impact Fee on visitors would provide the needed resources to protect our environment and increase awareness of the impacts of climate change,” Green said, adding, “I believe this is not too much to ask of visitors to our islands… Hawaii’s natural resources — our beaches, forests, and waterfalls — are an essential part of our culture and our way of life.”

Road tripping around Oahu by Luke McKeown is licensed under Unsplash unsplash.com

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