It’s been a good year so far for Hawaii’s tourism industry.
In fact, statewide hotel revenues which include room sales, food and beverage, retail, and parking set a new first quarter record of $1.43 billion.
That’s up almost 15 percent from the old record set last year.
Hawaii led the nation with highest average daily rate for the first quarter of 2013 beating places like New York City and San Francisco.
As for occupancy rates Oahu hotels led the state followed by Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.