HTA chief issues statement on 2015 Hawaii’s visitor statistics results

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on the release of Hawaii’s visitor statistics for 2015.

“Congratulations to everyone in our tourism industry for contributing to Hawaii’s record-setting year. Everyone shares in the accomplishments of tourism, and all of our communities benefit from its success.

“Tourism is off to a strong start in 2016 and the outlook for the year is bright and optimistic. The public can be assured, however, that HTA is not resting on the laurels of tourism’s past success. Tourism is incredibly competitive. We are utilizing HTA’s state funding wisely, efficiently, responsibly and aggressively to compete for the attention of global travelers against destinations worldwide.”