Businesses unite to try to attract visitors in the midst of Kilauea disruption

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Mayor Harry Kim speaks during the launch and press luncheon for Experience Volcano Hawaii at Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Janey Coney of Kilauea Lodge speaks during the launch and press luncheon for Experience Volcano Hawaii at Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Pua Norris of Lava Rock Cafe and Kilauea General Store shows an example of an Experience Volcano Hawaii brochure during the launch and press luncheon for Experience Volcano Hawaii at Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village.

  • Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

    Ira Ono, president of Experience Volcano Hawaii, and Kathleen Golden of Volcano Rainforest Retreat laugh together Monday during the launch and press luncheon for Experience Volcano Hawaii at Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village.

With the closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park leading to a decline in visitors to Volcano Village, businesses there are uniting to find new ways to attract tourists.