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Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for February 2017

March 31, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments Email Email

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement regarding Hawaii’s visitor statistics in February 2017. “What’s most impressive about February’s results is how strong daily visitor spending was fromHawaii’s four largest markets and how that overall impact was transferred to all islands statewide. Double-digit growth in daily spending each from U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan, and Canada fueled an 11.5 percent increase in total spending statewide.

“Every day of February, $47.8 million was pumped into Hawaii’s economy statewide by our tourism industry. Altogether, tourism poured $1.34 billion into Hawaii’s economy; a $95 million increase over last February that is even more remarkable considering it was a leap year month with one extra day.

“Tourism’s success through February is already making a significant contribution to the State’s tax coffers. In the first two months, $344 million has been generated in tax revenue for the State, which is $28.4 million, or 9 percent, more than last year.

“We are thrilled with these results through the first two months of 2017, but are not taking this success for granted. Intensive marketing and promotional efforts are continuing in our global markets to maintainHawaii’s positive momentum. We are also grateful for the collaborative efforts of our industry partners to showcase the islands and provide guests with a memorable visitor experience.”

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