Hawaii Considers to Charge Tourist for Ecotourism Damage


Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation spots for beaches. The area is blessed with a diverse heritage, culture, and natural environment. Not to mention the numerous sports that can be attempted in Hawaii.

This location draws a large number of tourists annually due to its warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and natural scenery. The government has responded to the rising number of tourists as a result of this. It appears that Hawaii will levy a green fee, or tax on tourists, which will undoubtedly raise your travel costs.

According to Hawaii Governor Josh Green, the island receives approximately ten million visitors annually and observes their impact on its natural areas. The legislature had discussed this as well as other issues. As per him, this expense will assist with producing income and relieve the effect on the island. During his campaign, he even advocated for a climate impact fee.

The Hawaii Green Fee, which is $50 per tourist over the age of fifteen, has been approved by the state legislature, according to reports. The public authority has an objective of producing around $400-$500 million every year.


It should come as no surprise that tourism suffers greatly in a small, surrounded by water location like Hawaii. Hawaii, which is also one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, is looking forward to making money from tourism. Since the spot is encircled by water, the expense of any item is added with an immense transportation cost.