Hitting the beach
Hawaii tourism increased 2.5 percent last month, bringing more than $1.2 billion in revenue to the state.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reports this number represents a 0.8-percent increase from this time last year.
A total of 748,775 vacationers visited the islands in August, with each spending an average of $189.
The earlier part of the year brought $10 billion in revenue to the state, a 5.1-percent increase.
Vacationers in Kauai increase 13.2 percent, and the Big Island saw a 10.2-percent increase.
Maui had 2.6 more visitors than it did this time last year.