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09/27/2013 02:06 pm ET Updated Nov 27, 2013

Hawaii's $14 Billion Tourism Industry Back To Pre-recession Levels

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Almost 3.4 million Americans have traveled to Hawaii this year, putting the Aloha State's tourism industry on pace for a record-setting year, according to its tourism authority.

Tourism is the largest single contributor to the state's gross domestic product, representing about 21 percent of its entire economy. Visitors spent more than $14 billion in Hawaii in 2012, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority's annual report.

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