Visitors to Hawaii have increased for the seventh month in a row. Hawaii recorded its seventh consecutive rise in June, saying aloha to 625,522 travelers last month, a 13.6 percent leap over June 2009, the Hawaii Tourism Authority announced.
June’s increase, joined with higher average daily visitor spending, led to an increase of 16.1 percent in total expenditures last month to $131.7 million.
For the first half of 2010, all expenditures climbed to $5.3 billion, a 7.8 percent increase compared with the first half of 2009.
Every island in Hawaii experienced greater visitor traffic in June, with arrivals on Oahu increasing 18.3 percent, followed by the Big Island (8.9 percent), Maui (5.9 percent) and Kauai (5.8 percent).
Source: Associated Press