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Room revenue hits record high at Hawaii hotels

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii hotels brought in a record $336 million in room revenue during the month of July.

Honolulu-based tourism consulting company Hospitality Advisors LLC said Monday this topped the previous room revenue record of $329 million set in January.

The average daily room rate at hotels also hit a record high of $241.63.

Occupancy declined slightly, but hotels offset the drop in guests because they were able to charge more per room.

Statewide occupancy stood at 79%, down from 82% last July.

The number of visitors to the islands rose 4.5% compared to July last year, but traveler spending declined for the first time in over a year.

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