HTA: Visitors on Maui Spent $5B in 2018
More tourists came to Maui in 2018 than the previous year- and they spent more too.
Thatʻs according to the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authorityʻs 2018 Annual Visitor Research report, which states that nearly 3 million visitors came to Maui by air travel that year, about a 6 percent rise from the year before.
Visitors also spent 6 percent more than the previous year, reaching a total of $5 billion.
However, tourists spent about the same amount daily in 2018 as they did the year before. The average daily census of visitors on Maui increased 6 percent between the two years.
About 69 percent of Mauiʻs 2018 visitors came to the island before.
Nearly 10 million tourists came to Hawaiʻi in 2018, spending a record high of $17.64 billion.
The number of visitors statewide and the amount of money they spent throughout the year both increased about 5 percent from the year before.
Last year marked the seventh consecutive year of record growth for visitor spending and arrivals throughout the islands.