Visitor spending soars

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Jessika and Sean Cristobal, of the Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Salts, finish transactions with customers during the county’s Holly Jolly event held at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.

LIHU‘E — Visitor spending eclipsed the $200 million mark for the 10th straight month in October, as tourists continued to pour record sums of money into the island of Kaua‘i economy while on holiday in 2023.