Report: Hawaii hotel occupancy dropped in June

HONOLULU (AP) - Hotel occupancy in Hawaii dropped in June - the first statewide decrease in 18 months.

That's according to a report released Wednesday by a tourism industry consultant company.

According to the monthly Hospitality Advisors report, statewide occupancy in June averaged 70.7%, a 0.7%age point decrease from the same time last year.

However, the hotel industry's average daily rate in June was an average of $185, a 9% increase.

The report says that rate has increased for eight consecutive months but still trails the June 2008 peak of $207.

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