SWOT ANALYSIS OF TOURISM: HAWAII
Geographic Advantage- Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there is no competition closeby, and indeed is a getaway from home for vacation.
Consistent Climate-Since Hawaii is near the equator, there is not much variation in the weather, and is known to be enjoyable for its warm sunny but cool climate.
Diverse Recreational Activities-There is many places to visit beside Hawaii's infamous beaches that can either educate, surprise, challenge, or relax you.
Geographic Disadvantage-Location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is distant from other places causing it to be more expensive to travel.
Locals/Natives Conflict-Sometimes locals will be upset about tourists because of their history of trespassing sacred places or upset about Hawaii's urbanization (because of tourism).
Traffic/Overcrowded-Hawaii is a popular destination which causes large groups of tourist to visit all the time, resulting in traffic and crowded places (beaches, attractions, etc.).
Culture appreciation-One of the tourism strategies Hawaii uses is its cultural significance; This helps people understand Hawaii's rich Polynesian culture and preserve it.
Transportation options-Traveling between the island of Hawaii doesn't always mean getting on a plane; there is the choice to travel by ferry and ship.
Popularity Advantage-Although Hawaii is becoming a popular tourism destination that is always evolving to fulfill their needs (i.e., more hotels), this can be used to its advantage and bring more awareness to its nature and wildlife sustainability.
Too Expensive-Hawaii may suffer because of their high cost in travel (and in general) that may cause tourists to stop visiting slowly.
Crime and Drug Use Increase-There has been a positive correlation between tourism development in Hawaii and crime and drug use; This may become a future problem for tourists visiting.
Fear from world events-Along with the 911 terrorist attacks, one of the world events jeopardizing many tourism destinations like Hawaii is COVID 19. With the common anxiety of leaving your home, many of these destinations and the tourism industry suffers a blow that many believe they will never recover from or will take many years.
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful destinations that should be on every traveler's bucket list! Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, these isolated chain islands create the perfect getaway from one's everyday life. Come and experience Hawaii's culture and find out what makes it different from any other tourism destination. Besides the sandy beaches and deep blue waters, Hawaii offers a diverse variety of locations and activities to view and participate in. Are you seeking new heights? The Maili Pill Box hike and Diamond Head are open to all visitors who are up for the challenge and aren't afraid of heights. Want to do more than swimming at the beach? Then try new water activities like kayaking, snorkeling, or even dolphin/whale watching! Are you interested in learning about your new favorite vacation spot historical and cultural significance? Arts, culture, and entertainment options consist of but are not limited to the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Bishop Museum, and Iolani Palace. As we can see, Hawaii is the perfect destination spot for all types of travelers. It truly allows one to experience something both unique and meaningful that no other place can replicate: the love of Hawaii. So, we welcome you to visit Hawaii and be prepared to feel loved by the people and the island.