Okinawa’s 2014 tourism revenue hits 534.1 billion yen marking a new high

July 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the data released by Okinawa Prefectural Government on July 16, Okinawa’s 2014 tourism revenue went up 19.3 percent to 534,172,000,000 yen in fiscal year 2014. It was second year in row the figure reached a record high, exceeding 500 billion yen.

Spending per person increased 9.5 percent to 74,502 yen and was the highest since 2006. Lodging expenses, which account for 30 percent of tourist spending, increased 21.6 percent to 22,317 yen, due to an increase in foreign tourists visited Okinawa.

The average stay increased 0.02 days to 3.48 days.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)  

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