For the fourth straight year, Hawaii’s tourism industry set new records in visitor arrivals and spending.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority stated Thursday that a record 8.6 million people traveled to the islands last year. That’s four percent higher than the year before.
Annual visitor spending rose more than two percent to $15 billion in 2015.
Total visitor days grew 3.5 percent and, on average, there were 214,469 visitors in Hawaii on any given day.
Hawaii saw more visitors from the West Coast, East Coast, Australia and China.
A new record was also set for annual arrivals to the islands of Oahu and Maui. However, arrivals to Hawaii Island and Kauai did not exceed the record level of visitors seen back in 2007.