Hawaii Travel and TourismTravel and Tourism in Hawaii
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The Hawaiian government sees all-time high figures in January 2018
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) reports that in January 2018, visitors' expenditures were generating $1.69 billion, the highest amount of money Hawaii has ever seen. It is a 4.9% rise since January 2017 and the highest national attendance spend ever registered for a unique period in Hawaiian theories. "We are happy that Hawaii's tourism sector started 2018 with excellent results in January, underlined by a remarkable $1.69 billion in visitors' spend across the country each year.
It is remarkable that Maui, Kauai and the Isle of Hawaii also set new records in terms of visitors' spending," said George D. Szigeti, HTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Maui accounted for a large part of the higher expenditure, 18% more than in the previous year. Hawaii grew by 1.8% and Kaui by 2.3%.
"One advantage of the January tourism hit is that 197 million dollars of state taxes were earned, which is also a all-time high for the month. âThis is control income that reinforces our state at the intergovernmental level, whilst the heightened visitors expenditures help sustain business and employment for communitiesâs inhabitants in the state,â he said.
Visitor growth in January was mainly due to aviation with 784,237 aircraft movements, an increase of 5.4% over the previous year. "HTA's sales force is working tirelessly in our 10 key destination countries around the world to meet the travel needs of the Hawaii islands and avert fierce competitive pressure from other world wide locations.
â??We appreciate the continuing commitment of our travel sector partner, because holding Hawaii firmly in the hands of a great deal of teamwork in the future,â? said Szigeti.
Residents' attitude to the impact of tourism in Hawaii
Aim of this survey is to assess the attitude of the inhabitants to the economical, socio-cultural and ecologic effects of tourism in Hawaii. 636 surveys were received by a chance sampling of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai inhabitants in the autumn of 1982. Some of the results of the survey are: participants agreed that tourism offers many economical and technological advantages, but are mixed when it comes to the benefit to the environment; participants were hesitant to assign the cost of tourism to society and the environment; differences in population groups other than length of stay and ethnic origin are generally small; inhabitants see environment as a more important factor than the economical benefit of tourism, but are not prepared to lower their standards of living in order to reach this objective.
Residents' attitude to the impact of tourism on Hawaii. The aim of this study is to determine the attitude of residents to the economic, socio-cultural and ecological effects of tourism development in Hawaii. In autumn 1982, 636 surveys were collected from a sample of residents of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.
The study concludes that residents agree that tourism brings economic and cultural benefits, but are ambivalent about its environmental benefits; residents are reluctant to attribute social and environmental costs to tourism; there are hardly any significant differences between residents by subgroups, with the exception of length of stay and ethnicity; and residents consider environmental benefits to be more important than the economic benefits of tourism, but they do not want their standard of living to be lowered in order to achieve this goal.