Hawaii volcano eruption: 'There is no DOOMSDAY' businesses insist amid PLUMMETING tourism | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Hawaii volcano eruption: 'There is no DOOMSDAY' businesses insist amid PLUMMETING tourism

Despite the localised impacts of the eruption and lava flows, which have covered an area of only 9.5 square miles, business owners have reported that some prospective tourists have cancelled their trips based on misconceptions.

Greg VanderLann, owner of UFO Parasail in Kailua-Kona, said: “It’s just the illusion that we are in a doomsday scenario out here and we’re not.

“You know if I watched the news and didn’t know anything about geography I would probably cancel my trip to Hawaii too.”

Commenting on the economic impacts of the drop in tourism, he added: “Jobs are lost and we rely on tourism.

“That’s the biggest chunk of our industry out here — local families are struggling right now.”

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