Mature tourist destinations do not have much to gain from large media exposure. At least the Olympics was a long sports event and many people watched it here and there. Do you think people in China, Russia, Australia and the US paid much attention to APEC politicians?
Despite what hyperbola Abercrombie and Schatz serve for APEC, there will be very little gain for Hawaii from APEC. The tourist growth market for us hinges on visa rule relaxation for Chinese, Russians, etc. But that can be done only with prolonged bilateral negotiations.
Find alternative routes/options if you were traveling or planning to travel on
UH Mānoa East West Road or near the APEC – Hawai‘i Convention Center.
THERE IS A LOCK OUT IN THESE AREAS FOR APEC SECURITY.
1 Army Humvee, 2 motorcycle Honolulu Police officers and 100s of motorists caught in a jam...