HAWAII Tourism Authority (HTA) has reported a 9.8% increase in visitor spending in Jul.
Visitor numbers were up 6.8% in the same period.
HTA president and ceo George Szigeti said the numbers exceeded any forecasts that were made for the month.
“Our State is very fortunate that demand for the Hawaii travel experience continues to be strong in 2017, especially from the US mainland and Japan.”
Through the first seven months of 2017, Hawaii’s tourism industry generated US$1.16 billion in state tax revenue, an increase of US$94.8 million over the same period last year.