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Tourism growth eases to a more moderate pace

A weaker yen and record hotel room rates are already affecting certain visitor markets

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's visitor industry recorded gains in both visitor arrivals and spending in January, but the pace of growth slowed from last year's record-breaking performance, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Thursday.</p>
<p>Hawaii welcomed 681,854 visitors in January, up 5.9 percent from the same month a year earlier. They spent $1.43 billion during the month, 5.7 percent more than they did in January 2012.</p>
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Hawaii's visitor industry recorded gains in both visitor arrivals and spending in January, but the pace of growth slowed from last year's record-breaking performance, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Thursday.

Hawaii welcomed 681,854 visitors in January, up 5.9 percent from the same month a year earlier. They spent $1.43 billion during the month, 5.7 percent more than they did in January 2012. Login for more...



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