Posted at 1:40 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006
Hawaii visitor arrivals down 1.2% in August
Advertiser Staff Writer
Mainland arrivals grew 0.7 percent to set an August record of 512,631 visitors. But that was offset by a 6.2 percent drop in the number of international visitors. Japanese visitor arrivals fell 5.7 percent.
"The domestic market continues to be the foundation for the visitor industry's success," said state Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert. "We are very pleased with the continued growth in visitor spending and tourism's impact on the state's economy."