Tourism performance ascends during mid year

Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hawaii tourismIn June, tourist arrivals and spending increased for the 13th straight month maintaining the midyear tourism performance of the state going toward a sweltering full-year finish whatsoever.

As per preliminary statistics disclosed by the Hawaii Tourism Authority this morning, arrivals in June increased by 4.5 percent to 835,918 and total spending grew by 3.7 percent to $1.4 billion. June arrivals increased from the U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan and Canada markets. However, the cruise ship market decreased and the market called all others, which comprise various international markets based outside Japan and Canada respectively. If we look back, June visitor spending increased on every market apart from cruise ships, the U.S. West and the all others category.

The visitor arrival increased by 4.3 percent to 4.6 million in the first six months of 2017. On the other hand, spending increased by 8.7 percent to $8.4 billion. From year to date, arrivals increased from every market. Midyear spending raised in all markets excluding cruise ships and the all others category.

“Our state’s economy benefited from the consistently strong travel demand that Hawaii realized in the first half of the year, especially from the mainland U.S., Japan and Canada,” said HTA President and CEO George D. Szigeti.


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