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As tourism revenue rises, so does industry’s appetite

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2013

~~<p>An exuberance fills the tourism industry as a record number of visitors spent a record amount of money in Hawaii last year, making 2012 the best since 2006.</p>
<p>Because the state&rsquo;s economy relies so heavily on tourism, excitement has spread through downstream businesses and to government leaders who can breathe easier, anticipating higher revenue collections after years of budget shortages and cuts in services.</p>
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An exuberance fills the tourism industry as a record number of visitors spent a record amount of money in Hawaii last year, making 2012 the best since 2006.

Because the state’s economy relies so heavily on tourism, excitement has spread through downstream businesses and to government leaders who can breathe easier, anticipating higher revenue collections after years of budget shortages and cuts in services. Login for more...



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