After hitting a low in 2009, visitor spending on Maui has risen tremendously. In 2012 spending increased 18.8% to $3.6 billion. In just December alone, Maui visitors spent $357.8 million. Arrivals via air were up as well for 2012 increasing 5.9%. With all these visitors to our island, tourism based jobs rose 34,000 in 2012. You can read more via mauinow.com here. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate on the Islands, contact the Hansen Ohana!