HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here's October tourism by the numbers, numbers that suggest a bottoming out of the market and hope for the future.
Arrivals were down about 1 percent and visitor days down more than 3 percent. Put another way, we got almost as many people as last year, but with slightly shorter stays. Spending was down less than the decline in hotel room rates, suggesting expenditures made on other services. Honeymoon traffic was up 5 percent, up from all regions, but up 20 percent from Canada.
Governor Lingle's Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert notes that the figures show increases in honeymoon traffic from both the North American mainland and Japan.