Accounting for prepaid expenses and unearned revenues.

Hawaii-Blue began business on January 1 of the current year and offers deep sea fishing trips to tourists. Tourists pay $125 in advance for an all-day outing off the coast of Maui.

The company collected monies during January for 210 outings, with 30 of the tourists not planning to take their trips until early February. Hawaii-Blue rents its fishing boat from Pacific Yacht Supply. An agreement was signed at the beginning of the year, and $72,000 was paid for the rights to use the boat for two full years.

a. Prepare journal entries to record (1) the collection of monies from tourists and (2) the revenue generated during January.

b. Calculate Hawaii-Blue’s total obligation to tourists at the end of January. On what financial statement and in which section would this amount appear?