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Eruption of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano boosts Big Island tourism during slow season
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The recent eruption of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano has boosted tourism for the Big Island town during what is typically a slow time of the year.
The Associated Press reported thousands of visitors have traveled to the city of Hilo to see the world's largest active volcano after it erupted Sunday night for the first time in 38 years, selling out hotels in and around the area.
Marian Somalinog, front desk staff at the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, told the AP they are sold out until after Christmas. She attributed the sudden increase to the fact that the bright orange glow of the molten rock can be seen in the distance from parts of the hotel.
Helicopter tours of Mauna Loa are also booming as tourists and journalists hope to see the volcano in action.
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