Visitor spending keeps climbing

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Chef Loea Kamibayashi of Living Foods leads the efforts in creating sliders for waiting patrons, Wednesday during the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

Edy and Wendy Fernandez of California, visiting Kauai for the first time, enjoy an iced coconut, Wednesday at the Kauai Culinary Market in The Shops at Kukuiula.

Despite major flooding damage to the North Shore following mid-April’s epic rainfall, visitors continue flocking to Kauai.