The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
aerials: scenic beaches and mountains
Lone surfer standing in the water pan to coast
The city by the coast
Aerials: coast with skyscrapers by the beaches (2 shots)
Aerial: beach 'Waikiki'
Sunbathers crowded on beach (7 shots)
Girls doing traditional dancing
Tourists being garlanded
Singing and dancing for tourists
Airport: plane taxiing
Japanese tourists embarking greeted by girls and garlanded
Traffic on freeway(travelling shot)
Skyscrapers in Honolulu
Japanese tourists on beach
Scenic: beach and coast, warships and others berthed
Tourists on boat taking photos
Floating docks named after USS Tennessee
Memorial- floating dock to USS West Virginia
Tourists looking at harbour and taking photos
Construction work to skyscrapers with cranes
Traffic in the city, pedestrians, food stalls, lots of people
Coconut tree pan to man sleeping underneath
Joggers on pavement by the water front
Girls running on the beach pan to beach and more tourists
REPORTER: PETER BARNETT
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Background: The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
It's a place that everyone wants to visit -- and the trouble is that too many people do.
The main tourist island of Oahu, site of Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbour, is grappling with the problem of how to go on welcoming visitors without having them completely ruin the island's charm and beauty.
Waikiki beach, fabled in song, story and film, is today rimmed with a wall of skyscraper hotels and jammed with wall to wall flesh.
That's Hawaii's current problem -- to many visitors. With tourism its biggest industry, there are fears that the endless surge of visitors will erode the vibrant charm and naturalness of the mid-Pacific American state.