Just over a million Japanese to visit Hawaii this year


Japanese arrivals into Hawaii will drop by 6.4% by year’s end only reaching 1.1 million as one of the worst years for tourism in recent memory comes to a close.

Based on forecast numbers from Hawaii Tourism, some 100,000 Japanese travellers will arrive in Hawaii this month, bringing the total to over a million for the year.

This news comes after November saw the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)’s marketing committee approve an additional US$1.238 million to stimulate travel after a lacklustre year in international arrivals.

Asia will be directly targeted with the recent allocation with US$448,000 going to the Shanghai Expo, US$400,000 going to Japan Airlines Marketing, and US$240,000 marketing to the Korean MICE market.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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