Hawaii sees tourists’ influx this year

Published on : Friday, December 1, 2017

Hawaii TourismThe Hawaii Tourism Authority released tourism stats which revealed that the arrival of international and national visitors in Hawaii increases during the first 10 months of 2017.



The October arrivals to Hawaii have been increased nearly 3 percent year over year to 736,974 visitors, while their spending rose just over 4 percent to $1.3 billion.



The results in October continued to fuel year-to-date gains. During the first 10 months of 2017, the visitor arrivals grew nearly 5 percent to nearly 7.8 million visitors.




Through October, the visitor spending climbed nearly 7 percent to almost $13.9 billion. Through October, the tourism industry generated around $1.62 billion in state tax revenue or some $103 million more than was earned during the same period last year.




HTA President and CEO George Szigeti said in a statement that the month of October got the fourth quarter off to a good start for Hawaii’s tourism industry. The growth of tourism in statewide in 2017 continues to stay well ahead of last year’s pace.



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