Maui hailing Au/NZ success
MAUI, Hawaii’s second-largest island, is seeing positive returns on its key statistical metrics, while applauding the lengthy stays partaken by Australians.
Randy Parker, Maui Visitors Bureau Director of Sales, International & MCI, told Travel Daily infrastructure investment, return rate and per person per day spending (PPDS) was in a good position for the island.
“[Maui has] 14 resorts on this island, and at the end of the first quarter, 13 of them will be completely renovated,” Parker said.
“If you have the investment there, the owners are happy, you’re doing well, flights are being added and all the things you want in a good market are happening.
“I think no matter how you look at it, one of the best ways to see if a marketplace is doing well is how many renovations are going on & how many owners are investing in businesses.”
Pictured, Parker throws his arm around close friend, Hawai’i Tourism Oceania Australia MICE Manger Kris Phadungkiatipong.