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Hawaii visitors increase in March 2010…

Posted on 05 May 2010

Hawaii’s visitor industry got a boost in March with more visitors arriving-up 9.3% statewide-over last March and spending more as well, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Friday. Total expenditures by visitors who came by air in March 2010 rose 12.7% from the same month last year to $874.2 million, boosted by increased arrivals and higher daily visitor spending, according to the preliminary statistics. For the first quarter of 2010, total spending by air visitors grew by $130.1 million to $2.7 billion, or 5% higher compared to year-to-date 2009. In total, there were 607,709 air and cruise visitors in March 2010, up 9.3% from last March.

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