Hawaii visitor arrivals set record in November

Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in November 2015 set a new record for the month with 661,352 visitors, a 3.7% growth year-over-year compared to November 2014, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

November marked the ninth straight month total visitor arrivals have surpassed the previous monthly records. More visitors arrived on airlines in November, +4.5% to 657,603, but cruise numbers fell by -56.4% to 3,749 visitors.

Among Hawaii’s top four visitor markets, visitor expenditures increased from U.S. West (+6.6% to $430.7 million) and U.S. East (+7.3% to $254.8 million), but declined from Japan (-7.2% to $174.9 million) and Canada (-12.3% to $80.6 million).