Compared with the same month in 2013, 4.3% fewer tourists came to Hawaii
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 28, 2014
~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">State tourism officials expected a downturn in visitors this year just not to this extent.</span></p>
State tourism officials expected a downturn in visitors this year just not to this extent.
Hawaii tourism continued moderating in February with total year-over-year arrivals dropping 4.3 percent and total visitor spending coming in flat against 2013. The 646,759 visitors who came to the islands in February spent $1.2 billion, a 0.6 percent drop from February 2013, according to statistics released Thursday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. February's visitor declines contributed to a year-to-date drop in visitor spending, which fell 2.8 percent to $2.6 billion, and a 2.1 percent decrease in total arrivals, which came to 1.3 million visitors. Login for more...