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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hawaii Tourism Authority approves $71M budget for FY2010

Advertiser Staff

The Hawaii Tourism Authority today approved a $71 million budget for fiscal year 2010.

The budget includes $22 million for marketing Hawaii to Mainland visitors, and $7.3 million for marketing in Japan. The Hawaii Convention Center will get $6 million for its marketing efforts.
The state agency is working with falling revenues from the transient accommodations tax, more commonly referred to as the hotel-room tax. For last fiscal year, the agency had $78 million budgeted from that fund.