HONOLULU (AP) - A new report says Hawaii's hotel occupancy in January fell statewide except for on Maui.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reports statewide hotel occupancy fell 2 percentage points from the previous year, according to the latest hotel flash report released Friday by Hospitality Advisors LLC.
The report says Maui and Kauai, however, had new records in revenue per available rooms. Also, Maui's occupancy rose .4 percentage points in January.
Overall, Hawaii hotels had a 77.5 percent occupancy in January.
The statewide average daily room rate for January climbed nearly 2.4 percent to $254.62, a record for the month.
But the report says that record was offset by the occupancy drop.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported a .7 percent jump in visitor arrivals in January, but the Hospitality Advisors report says the number of people staying in hotels fell against other choices including timeshares.