|Above, a view of Diamond Head at dusk. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Apparently, our trip to Hawaii in May was part of the increase in tourist arrivals that month compared to arrivals in May 2015.
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
More visitors came to Hawaii this May than during the same month last year, but they spent slighly less, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).
Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in May 2016 rose 1.3 percent from a year ago to 718,913 visitors. There were higher visitor volumes from the Hawaii’s core U.S. West Market, it’s second largest U.S. East Market and from international destinations outside of Canada and Japan, which posted decreases.We spent the first few days in Honolulu and finished off the trip at Waikoloa on the Big Island.
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