Report: Hawaii hotels see occupancy drop last month

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HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii tourism report shows hotel occupancy dipped last month across the state, but room revenue increased slightly.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Hawaii Tourism Authority report on hotel performance shows occupancy was just over 78 percent, falling by nearly 3 percentage points last month.

According to the report, the average daily room rate across the state increased by more than 4 percent to $282. The revenue per available room increased by nearly 1 percent to $220.

Jennifer Chun, the authority's tourism research director, says the effects of Hurricane Lane likely influenced results late last month, but the hotel industry typically performs well in August. She says the state's tourism industry still had a strong summer despite the hotel occupancy drop last month.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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