The tourism board in Hawaii is urging residents to keep visitors to the island away from the tourist-oriented tourism district in Waikiki.
The board said Thursday that tourists coming to the district for a day or more are creating problems for local businesses.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that local merchants are seeing a surge in business as visitors flock to the popular beach area.
They have been getting calls from people saying they can’t stay because they want to see the beach.
The Hawaii Tourism Board has been working with the county to create a better understanding of what visitors are looking for in Hawaii.
A visitor information center is also being set up in the tourism district to educate visitors about what they can expect when they visit Hawaii.