2016 first half Maui tourism figures: Visitor arrivals exceed 1 million, expenditures 2 billion.
Visitor arrivals and expenditures on Maui were up for the first six months of the year, with arrivals topping 1.3 million (up 3% from the previous year) and spending at $2.3 billion (up 4% from last year), according to new data released by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.
The HTA reports that the average visitor stayed on Maui 8 days and spent $212 per person per day.
George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, issued a statement saying, “Hawaiʻi’s tourism industry achieved record totals for the first two quarters, attracting more visitors at 4.4 million and generating more spending at $7.7 billion, higher than any previous year. Importantly, these results also produced a record $820.7 million in state tax revenue for the first two quarters, revenue that strengthens our State’s ability to provide programs and services benefiting residents statewide.”
Here at Maui Beach, we extend our sincere thanks for your contributions to Maui tourism and look forward to an exciting last quarter of 2016.