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Record number of tourists visited Hawaii in 2012

Hawaii saw a record number of people visit the tropical paradise in 2012. Just under 8 million tourists headed to the Aloha State last year, generating  $14.3 million for Hawaii’s tourism industry.

The latest data released from the Hawaii Tourism Authority showed a ten per cent increase in visitors compared with 2011. The previous record number of visitors to the tropical paradise was 7.6 million visitors, back in 2006. CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Mike McCartney, said “we’re very, very proud of what has happened.”

"We could not have achieved this momentous year without the hard work and dedication of the people that support our industry — from the bellmen, store keepers and flight attendants to the Legislature, business community and residents — we all came together to help Hawaii," he added.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s figures, arrivals from the top markets have increased significantly from 2011, most notably arrivals from Asia. The number of visitors arriving from China increased by 41.8 per cent in 2012, while visitors from Japan increased by 17 per cent.  New flight routes and a weaker dollar are said to be contributing factors to the increase in Asian tourists.  

Hawaii is also a top destination for U.S visitors, with 4.8 million Americans visiting the islands last year.  The Aloha State also saw a lot of high profile visitors in 2012, with President Barak Obama choosing Hawaii yet again as his family holiday destination.

Mr McCartney has stated that the Hawaii Tourism Authority has set a target to attract 8.2 million visitors to the state in 2013.

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