While growth in arrivals and spending was more moderate in April than in past months, results so far in 2013 have remained steadfast and ahead of 2012 pace. The state experienced strong incremental growth in 2012 during the state's traditionally slower shoulder period, which is the base for measuring 2013 growth. Year-to-date, the state has welcomed an average of 23,300 visitors per day (up 6.1 percent), who spent an average of $42 million per day (up 6.3 percent), benefitting all of the major islands. This translates into almost $300 million more into Hawai'i's economy and provided $32 million more in tax revenue compared to the same period in 2012. This increase in spending was enough to support more than 3,000 new jobs.
In April 2013, arrivals to Maui grew 2.4 percent to 190,464 visitors. However, lower daily spending (down 5 percent to $202 per person) resulted in a 1.7 percent decrease in Maui's total visitor expenditures to $295.6 million. But during the first four months of the year, arrivals and spending continue to pace ahead of last year, reaching more than 800,000 arrivals and $1.4 billion in visitor spending.