Hawaii visitors spending less
Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a complete of $8.88 billion in the initial 1 / 2 of 2019, a loss of 2.0 percent when compared to same period in 2018, in accordance with preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In the month of June, total visitor spending was 2 up. this past year 8 percent in comparison to.
Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to invest in a large number of community events and initiatives statewide through the first 1 / 2 of 2019, like the Honolulu Festival, Pan Pacific Festival, various King Kamehameha Celebration events, and the LEI (Leadership, Exploration, and Inspiration) Program, which encourages Hawaii students to pursue careers in hospitality and travel.
Total visitor spending through the first 1 / 2 of 2019 increased from U.S. West (+2.7% to $3.45 billion) but declined from U.S. East (-1.2% to $2.40 billion), Japan (-2.7% to $1.05 billion), Canada (-1.7% to $635.9 million) and ALL THE International Markets (-13.6% to $1.33 billion) in comparison to this past year.
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On a statewide level, average daily spending decreased to $196 per person… READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT HAWAIINEWS.ONLINE.
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