Controversial Cruise Ship Proposal Rejected

This should be a shot in the arm for tourist officials…. Well I don’t know if Rex Johnson needs any more stimulation ;)

A federal agency has failed to justify a proposal targeting foreign cruise ships visiting Hawaii that critics say would have altered cruise ship itineraries and imperiled tourism dollars and jobs, both in Hawaii and on the mainland, the White House ruled.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection filed the proposal late last year aimed at protecting U.S.-flagged cruise ships operating from Hawaii by reducing foreign ships’ time in the islands, but critics said it would have led to fewer cruise ship visits at mainland ports as well….

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