HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Which states get the most international visitors?
Hawaii gets 3 million international visitors a year, out of 8 million total, but how does that compare with other states?
The Commerce Department did a comparison, leaving out visitors from Canada and Mexico. New York came in first with 10 million foreign visitors a year, more than ALL our visitors.
Florida was second with 7 million. California was third with 6 million. Hawaii and Nevada tied for fourth with 6 million combined.
If you parse it by city, Honolulu is seventh after New York, Miami, L.A., Orlando, San Francisco and Vegas, and just ahead of D.C., Boston, Chicago and San Diego. Surprisingly, such lovely places as Seattle, New Orleans and the Grand Canyon came nowhere close to a million foreign visitors last year.