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HTA: Visitors on Maui Spent $5B in 2018

November 4, 2019, 12:53 PM HST
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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.

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Nearly 10 million tourists came to Hawaiʻi in 2018, spending a record high of $17.64 billion.

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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.

 

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