Hawaii tourism in­dus­try keeps Pearl Har­bor cen­tre open

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

HON­OLULU — Hawaii tour com­pa­nies, ho­tels and air­lines are pitch­ing in more than $50,000 to keep the USS Ari­zona Me­mo­rial vis­i­tors’ cen­tre open dur­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut­down.

The Hon­olulu Star-Ad­ver­tiser re­ports the money will keep the Na­tional Park Ser­vice fa­cil­ity staffed, its bath­rooms open and its pro­grams run­ning for at least an­other week.

Pa­cific His­toric Parks CEO Aileen Ut­ter­dyke called the ges­ture “ex­cel­lent.”

She runs a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports the op­er­a­tions of the me­mo­rial and the Park Ser­vice.

Ear­lier dur­ing the shut­down, Pearl Har­bor non­prof­its and Hawaii’s state tourism agency pro­vided funds to keep the vis­i­tors cen­tre open.

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