Lanai had a 19.1% increase in visitors for the month of July as compared to the same time last year. Spending on Lanai increased over the year a whopping 67.9% to $8.6 million.
Molokai also saw increases in visitors and expenditures. Visitors increased by 32.2% and spending increased 109.5%.
The increase in Lanai is due largely to new visitors coming and staying at the recently redone Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The resort, formally the Manele Hotel, reopened in February 2016.
Overall vistors have increased 5.3 percent statewide. Visitor spending also grew to 4.8% in July, and 9.8% for the year to July totals.