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Amid slower growth, tourism’s recovery benefits us all

By Mike McCartney

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p>Despite slower growth during the second half&nbsp;of the year, Hawaii reached record numbers in visitor spending and arrivals in 2013. While the outlook for summer remains strong, we expect to see a slower&nbsp;fall season, especially from our core U.S. market.</p>
<p>This reflects the cyclical pattern of our tourism industry, in which a few successful years are often followed by a downturn. One of the roles of the Hawaii Tourism Authority is to mitigate the peaks and valleys to ensure the long-term sustainability of Hawaii&rsquo;s tourism economy.</p>
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Despite slower growth during the second half of the year, Hawaii reached record numbers in visitor spending and arrivals in 2013. While the outlook for summer remains strong, we expect to see a slower fall season, especially from our core U.S. market.

This reflects the cyclical pattern of our tourism industry, in which a few successful years are often followed by a downturn. One of the roles of the Hawaii Tourism Authority is to mitigate the peaks and valleys to ensure the long-term sustainability of Hawaii’s tourism economy. Login for more...



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