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Remedying Hawaii’s Housing Shortage

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No one should be surprised that Paradise has a housing shortage, especially on Oahu which has about 40% of future housing needs. According to recent projections, Hawaii will need an additional 65,000 housing units statewide by 2025. Building this number of new homes and apartments in the next 5 years sounds like a reasonable goal. The problem, however, is that it will require large wastewater projects. As one of our recent articles explains, Hawaii has a sewer capacity problem. Unfortunately installation of new sewer capacity takes a long time.

Another problem on Oahu, and especially in and near Honolulu, is water. Although Oahu’s million residents have plenty of water, in the future keeping a growing population of residents in Honolulu supplied with sufficient water will be challenging. Oahu pumps 24 aquifers for its water supply. These aquifers have pumping limits to ensure that everyone is supplied with sufficient water. Keeping everyone on Oahu supplied with water requires two thousand miles of pipeline distributing water! New development will require more water pipeline construction. Location of these pipelines becomes of critical importance. Building pipelines and treatment plants close to existing infrastructure can reduce cost and speed up construction. New water and sewage construction also will require more electricity. Obviously planners and public utility managers in Hawaii have their work cut out for them.



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Tom Barefoot’s Tours (https://www.tombarefoot.com) wants to help you find just the right accommodations on any island in Hawaii. That’s only one of the many reasons for creating our affiliate program and partnering with more than 100 owners and managers of Hawaii’s resorts, hotels, vacation rentals, B&Bs, inns, renters of apartments, cottages, cabins, homes and condos.

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Tom Barefoot’s Tours has been really happy to help young adults, their parents and grandparents to vacation together in Hawaii. We all know that multigenerational travel is a growing trend, but our staff experiences special gratification by bringing several generations together and helping them to select just the right activities and tours.

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Hawaii always has had a great reputation as a vacation destination for “getting away” and “recharging”. However, clearly many travelers expect more than superb beaches, sun, luxury retreats, and such from their vacations in Hawaii.

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Just about everyone that knows anything about Maui has heard the name Haleakala. The “House of the Sun” has the highest peak on Maui (10,000+ ft.

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A few decades ago a small group of activists in Hawaii decided that it was time to revive the Hawaiian language, for Hawaiians to relearn their native language and Hawaiian to be included in traditional schools.

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Having the envious mission of customizing experiences in Hawaii for clients and guests, wedding and special event planners know that each beach on each Hawaiian island is very different, visually and in the feelings and spirit that they communicate.

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Adventure travel is one of the most popular segments of the travel industry. In recent years there has been tremendous global growth in adventure travel.

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Everyone’s favorite things to see and do on Oahu probably include snorkeling and mingling with sealife in the turquoise waters of Hanauma Bay and strolling down the long beautiful arc of sand at Kailua Beach.

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Each of Hawaii’s islands can claim to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Many people using Tom Barefoot Tours (https://www.tombarefoot.

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An important part of the job of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is to overcome preconceived notions about Hawaii that discourage tourism. Tourism is too important (21% of the state’s economy) for Hawaii’s image as a vacation destination to be mainly a place where mom and dad or grandma go, although their importance for Hawaii's tourism cannot be overstated.

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An important part of the job of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is to overcome preconceived notions about Hawaii that discourage tourism. Tourism is too important (21% of the state’s economy) for Hawaii’s image as a vacation destination to be mainly a place where mom and dad or grandma go, although their importance for Hawaii's tourism cannot be overstated.

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Many travel agencies primarily target the "luxury travel" market. However “luxury travelers” by no means constitute a homogenous market.

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Why You Should Use Tom Barefoot's ToursWe only book activities and tours in Hawaii, nowhere else. We book over 400 proven vendors and over 1600 different activities and tours.

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a digital arms race in the travel industry. It’s the inevitable result of the ongoing digital and mobile revolution.

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Tours & activities account for about 10% of global travel spending annually. Increasingly travelers are seeking out activities and tours that exactly fit the experiences that they want, their values, physical capabilities, and other personal needs and preferences.

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Tours & activities account for about 10% of global travel spending annually. Increasingly travelers around the world and in Hawaii are seeking out activities and tours that exactly fit the experiences that they want, their values, physical capabilities, and other personal needs and preferences.

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The “millennial generation” (born between 1981 and 1996, also known as Gen Y) increasingly is a target market for the travel industry and other businesses catering to consumers.

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