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HTA honors 2014 Tourism Legacy Award winners

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, recognized the National Park Service (NPS) at its 2014 Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon during the recent 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. “The National Park Service overseas eight parks and sites throughout the Hawaiian Islands, which welcomed nearly 5-million visitors and generated $312-million in economic benefits […]

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Visitor spending, arrivals down in March

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in March 2014 fell 3.5 percent compared to last March to $1.2 billion, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals declined 5.2 percent to 728,814 visitors, offsetting increased average daily visitor spending (+1.8% to $189 per person). Arrivals by […]

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Visitor spending static; arrivals down 4.3%

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in February 2014 spent a total of $1.2 billion (-0.6%), similar to February 2013, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals declined (-4.3% to 646,759 visitors) compared to February 2013 but was partially offset by increased average daily spending (+2.6% to $203 […]

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Visitor expenditures, arrivals down for second month

MEDIA RELEASE October 2013 was the second month that total visitor expenditures (-2.6% to $1.1 billion[1]) and visitor arrivals (-1.6% to 636,245 visitors) to Hawaii were less than the previous year, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Hawaii has witnessed slower growth in visitor arrivals since July 2013. The average daily […]

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Visitor expenditures down 4.8% in September

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in September 2013 spent a total of $1 billion, down 4.8 percent from last September, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have shown growth since September 2011, lowered by 1 percent to 594,181 visitors. The average daily visitor spending declined […]

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Visitor expenditures comparable to 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in August 2013 spent a total of $1.2 billion, comparable to August 2012, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have shown consecutive growth since September 2011, increased 2.5 percent to 748,775 visitors. However, the average daily visitor spending was lower […]

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Visitor expenditures similar to last year; arrivals up

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in July 2013 spent a total of $1.3 billion, similar to last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have shown consecutive growth since September 2011, rose 4.6 percent to 757,969 visitors. However, these visitors spent less on a daily […]

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Visitor spending up 7%, arrivals up 5% in June

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in June 2013 spent a total of $1.3 billion, an increase of 7 percent from June 2012, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have shown continuous growth since September 2011, rose 5.5 percent to 716,577 visitors in June 2013. Daily […]

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Safety brochure available on HTA website

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, and the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH), an HTA-sponsored traveler’s aid organization, recently launched its Safety eBrochure. This tool provides visitors, residents and industry partners with safety tips from state and county agencies to ensure safe and enjoyable travel experiences throughout the Hawaiian […]

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Visitor expenditures level off in May

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in May 2013 spent a total of $1.05 billion, relatively unchanged from May 2012, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have continuously increased since November 2011, rose another 3.7 percent to 645,711 visitors in May 2013. However, compared to a […]

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HVCB names Hughes to new VP post

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has announced that longtime Starwood executive Karen Hughes has joined the Bureau in the new position of Vice President of Meet Hawaii and Travel Industry Partnerships. She began work April 15. In her new role, Hughes – who has more than 15 years of sales and marketing […]

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Visitor arrivals up 7.6% for March

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in March 2013 rose 7.8 percent (or $91.8 million) from March 2012, to $1.3 billion1 according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Contributing to this increase was a growth in total arrivals (+7.6% to 769,047 visitors) and higher daily spending (+3.3% […]

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HTA awards funds to 40 community-based projects

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, has selected 40 community-based projects through an open application process, which will receive funding in 2013 through its Natural Resources Program and Kukulu Ola – Living Hawaiian Culture Program under its Product Enrichment Program (PEP). “It is important for us to support programs that protect […]

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Visitor spending hits record $14.3B in 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Growth in total visitor expenditures and arrivals in every month of the year elevated annual 2012 total visitor expenditures to a record $14.3 billion1, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. A record 7,998,815 total visitors (+9.6%) came to the state in 2012, exceeding the previous high of 7,628,118 […]

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