Rise in visitor spending offsets a slight drop in arrival numbers
By Allison Schaefers
Aug. 25, 2011
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM @Caption1:<*h"No hyphens">Visitor arrivals last month dropped
1.9 percent, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Spending in July, however, jumped for the 15th consecutive month. New Yorkers Kate and Jason Cik, who enjoyed a pineapple drink Wednesday at the International Market Place, say a Hawaii honeymoon was an economical choice for them.