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Hawaii tourist arrivals rose 7.6 percent in March

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:20 p.m. HST, Apr 25, 2013

<br />20120726-6753 BSN TOURISTS<br />There was a record number of tourists that arrived in June and spent a record amount.  Total visitor spending in June rose by 20.4 percent to a record $1.2 billion, according to statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).  The $207 million gain helped push spending during the first six months of the year to $7.1 billion, an increase of 21.4 percent.  Waikiki was crowded with visitors.  This is a group of Japanese tourists, a few really excited, entering the Sheraton Waikiki to check in.  PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA.  JULY 26, 2012.<br />

Tourist arrivals to Hawaii in March were up 7.6 percent to 769,047, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said today.

Total expenditures by visitors rose 7.8 percent from March 2012 to $1.3 billion, according to the preliminary statistics released by HTA.

Daily spending climbed 3.3 percent to $186 per person.

Among Hawai‘i’s top visitor markets, arrivals by air from U.S. West grew 11.5 percent to 295,510 visitors in March. Arrivals from Japan increased 4.3 percent to 127,543 visitors.

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