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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:43 PM

 

Hawaii breaks visitor record, aided by more flights, weak dollar

(Reuters) - Visits to Hawaii soared to a record high last year, boosted by an increase in flights and a weaker dollar, tourism officials said on Thursday.

Almost 8 million people visited the Aloha State in 2012, more than a third of a million more than the previous record set in 2006 and a rise of 9.6 percent on 2011, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said.

The surge in visitors to the tropical islands - famed for their pounding surf and lush mountains - was matched by a record $14.3 billion in spending, according to preliminary statistics.

As well as being a top holiday destination for U.S. visitors, the islands are also a popular spot for Japanese tourists who accounted for nearly 1.5 million of the state's visitors in 2012 - a 17 percent rise.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/25/us-usa-hawaii-tourism-idUSBRE90O16M20130125

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

1. I HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES

 

I can take it or leave it. The place is nice but so are many other vacation places I have been to in the past.

Everyone should visit the tropical place and have a nice vacation and do it on a budget.......

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:12 PM

2. NO! NO! NO! SPEND SPEND SPEND

It's paradise. There is nothing like it. Hawaii is the best place on Earth and Waikiki is better than Disneyland.

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