HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority says nearly 8 per cent more travellers came to the islands in February compared to the same month last year and spent almost 10 per cent more during their stay.
The agency said more than 675,000 visitors came to Hawaii last month.
Total spending topped $1.2 billion. Average daily spending climbed 6.6 per cent to nearly $200 per person.
Authority President Mike McCartney says the agency continues to focus on distributing economic growth by encouraging visitors to travel around the state.
He says all Hawaiian islands are experiencing an increase in travellers and visitor spending.
Arrivals from western U.S. states climbed 8 per cent and grew 4 per cent from Japan.
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