Published on : Friday, December 1, 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.