July 8, 2015 at 3:26 PM HST - Updated July 31 at 9:25 AM
HONOLULU (AP) - While Hawaii's hotel market started the year slowly, a pickup seen in March has continued and led to a record-setting May.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports gains in May occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room helped set a hotel revenue record for the month, according to a report set for release Wednesday by STR Inc. and Hospitality Advisors LLC.
The monthly survey includes 89 percent of all lodging properties with 20 rooms or more. It's the largest survey of its kind in the state and is reported as part of the state's official monthly visitor industry statistical report.
The president of Hospitality Advisors says consumer confidence, added flight capacity and attractively priced packages shortened the booking window and fueled rapid increases, especially from Hawaii's core U.S. market.
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