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State releases new visitor statistics plus results of tourism study and survey

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A new study in the Hawaii market found that interest in traveling to Hawaii down from April of last year.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The number of people traveling to the islands dipped slightly last month, but visitor spending was up when compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

According to the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism's (DBEDT) report released on Thursday, 776,375 visitors came to Hawaii in May. That's a 91.6% recovery rate from May 2019.

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Marisa Yamane joined KITV4 in January 2022 as an anchor and executive producer. She is an award-winning veteran journalist, who’s spent most of her career in Hawaii. She’s a proud graduate of Iolani School and UCLA.

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