WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui saw a significant increase in visitors in July compared to last year.
Maui News reports that the Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday that there were 243,041 visitors to Maui last month, a 7.6 percent increase compared to July 2014. Those added visitors also spent added dollars, with a total of $387.8 million, up 3.9 percent from the previous year.
Day-trip visits fell by 17.4 percent, but the number of visitors who stayed exclusively on Maui grew by 11.2 percent.
Maui's tourism growth in July mirrors a statewide trend. Tourism authority president and CEO George Szigeti said new records are expected to be set in Hawaii for arrivals and spending this year.