HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer season, and the tourism industry is trying their best to keep up with the high demand.
Tourism is roaring back in Hawaii and Jerry Agrusa, tourism expert at UH Manoa, didn’t expect for it to come back this quickly.
“I predicted it would come back, but I didn’t think it would come back the wave as big as it is this time,” said Agrusa.
While businesses are booked out and busy, they’re also trying to beef up their staff to keep up with the influx of demand.
“Today we’re fully booked, tomorrow booked up already,” said Ivan Williams, board boy at Faith Surf School in Waikiki. “The next day I think we’ve got like one more spot open.”
Williams said lessons at Faith Surf School are filling up quickly.
They’re trying to accommodate as many people as they can.
“We’ll try to go like maybe like a week later, to like get them in there because we’ll just putting them in and they…