This year, visitors from China became the top source of international tourism for the country. But how many of them are choosing Hawaii as their destination? HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on what the state is doing to attract Asia’s largest economy.
March turned out to be another month of growth for tourism in the state. The Hawaii Tourism Authority says overall visitor arrivals were up 7.6% compared to a year earlier, while visitor spending was up 7.8%. The number of tourists coming from Japan was also up—by a little more than four percent. And a growing trend for those Japanese visitors is a movement beyond Waikiki---searching for a more local experience. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.
China is an important growth market for Hawaii’s tourism business. And that means developments concerning the country’s largest airline can be interesting to a wide audience. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The number of Chinese tourists coming to Hawaii is continuing to grow. But China’s government has some advice for citizens traveling anywhere overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.