The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, announced the appointment of Ronald Williams as the interim president and CEO of the agency.
The president and chief executive officer of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, Mike McCartney, announced that he is leaving his post to accept a new position as chief of staff for Governor-elect David Ige.
The service is airline’s fifth gateway in Japan and 10th new international destination introduced in less than three years.
Double-digit increases in visitor arrivals and expenditures marked a strong summer travel season for Maui, according to preliminary statistics released yesterday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
Starting yesterday, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is hosting 36 meeting planners from around the country at a three-day conference at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Lahaina.
Preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority show increased visitor arrivals and expenditures for Maui and statewide for July 2012 compared to last year.
It features local and national visitor industry experts and their insight on tourism issues and trends. HTA officials will provide updates on tourism statistics and targets.
Total expenditures by visitos who came to Maui in June 2012 rose 22.5% compared to the previous year (or $295 million) to $305 million.
Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawai‘i in April 2012 climbed 26.8% over the previous year to $1.17 billion, according to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
Total Maui visitor expenditures for March 2012 climbed 24.6% to $352.9 million compared to the same month one year ago, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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