Hawaii visitor spending generated $1.52 billion in February 2018

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Visitors to Hawaii spent a total of $1.52 billion in February 2018, a gain of 12.7% compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

Total arrivals to Hawaii increased 10.3% to 778,571 visitors in February.

“February was an outstanding month for Hawaii’s tourism industry that reflected the combined impact of strong travel demand and increased air access from our primary and secondary markets,” said George Sziegeti, Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO. “The $1.52 billion in visitor spending that poured into the State’s economy also generated $375 million in state tax revenue, which puts Hawaii more than $29 million ahead of last year’s pace through two months.”

All four larger Hawaiian islands saw increases in both visitor spending and arrivals in February.

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