Hawaii: Maui Hotels Expecting Boost From Civil Unions

Published Date Author: , December 30th, 2011

Maui Civil UnionsMaui hotels and resorts are gearing up to host same-sex couples in Hawaii to formalize their relationships starting New Year’s Day.

Industry insiders have said they expect that the law legalizing civil unions, which takes effect Jan. 1, will lead to a boost in tourism among same-sex visitors. Hotel executives said they’re actively reaching out to the gay and lesbian community with promotions and packages aimed at couples who are eager to make their commitment official.

“We’ve had 10 ceremonies booked so far,” said Chuck Spence, owner of the Maui Sunseeker LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Resort in Kihei. “Already we’ve also seen an immediate boost in bookings, and not just because of civil unions, but because the law also opens up the perception by the gay and lesbian community that Hawaii is truly a welcoming state. We are aloha.”

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