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Hawaii sets Aug. record with $339M hotel revenue

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By OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hotels in Hawaii set another all-time single-month record in August, bringing in $339 million in revenue to cap off the best summer ever for the state's tourism industry.

A survey released Tuesday by Hospitality Advisors LLC says total hotel revenue hit $1.42 billion in the summer months of June, July and August, with $965 million spent on rooms. The rest was spent at restaurants and bars, parking, retail and other hotel offerings.

Hospitality Advisors CEO Joseph Toy says the boost in revenue was helped by a 7.7 percent summer increase in capacity for air travelers. Airlines are using planes with more seats and running several new routes from U.S. states and Asia.

Higher nightly room rates in August more than offset a slight drop in occupancy.

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