HAWAII FIVE BLOW: Business Travel Shocker

LCT Magazine
Posted on April 9, 2009

OBAMA HOME STATE ECONOMY WRECKED: Hotel occupancy DROPS 75% IN HAWAII in February, usually the state's busiest month. So what's the choice strategy of desperation among state leaders? Why, appeal to President Obama, the state's most famous native son, for some PR stimulus. But he's the same President whose administration and political party have so demonized corporate and business travel that hotel, resort, travel, hospitality, and chauffeured transportation industries are suffering, not just in Hawaii, but across the board. Where's the hope bro, and can you spare some change for your home state? -- M.R.

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  • justme

     | about 10 years ago

    Keeping It Real:National Limousine Assn Contributions to Federal CandidatesHouseTotal to Democrats: $6,500Total to Republicans: $250Andrews, Robert E (D-NJ) $1,500 Bartlett, Roscoe G (R-MD) $250 Brown, Corrine (D-FL) $1,500 Hall, John (D-NY) $500 Pascrell, Bill Jr (D-NJ) $3,000 SenateTotal to Democrats: $3,300Total to Republicans: $0Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $2,300 Lautenberg, Frank R (D-NJ) $1,000

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