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Monthly visitor numbers down

A drop in arrivals from domestic markets is partially offset by travel from other regions

By Allison Schaefers

aschaefers@staradvertiser.com


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

~~<p>Fewer airline seats from Hawaii's core U.S. West market and fewer weekends in the month caused visitor arrivals to drop in September, the first decline in two years.</p>
<p>The state welcomed 216,958 visitors from its core U.S. West region in September, down 5.9 percent from a year earlier, according to statistics released Thursday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Those who came spent only $323 million, which represented a 5.5 percent drop from September 2012. Visitors from the U.S. East also dropped 0.2 percent to 109,794, and spending remained flat at $240 million.</p>
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Fewer airline seats from Hawaii's core U.S. West market and fewer weekends in the month caused visitor arrivals to drop in September, the first decline in two years.

The state welcomed 216,958 visitors from its core U.S. West region in September, down 5.9 percent from a year earlier, according to statistics released Thursday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Those who came spent only $323 million, which represented a 5.5 percent drop from September 2012. Visitors from the U.S. East also dropped 0.2 percent to 109,794, and spending remained flat at $240 million. Login for more...



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