Business Report - 7/17: Hotel Occupancy Report

Business Report - 7/17: Hotel Occupancy Report

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oahu hotels got fuller last week while Maui emptied out a little – Big Island 69, Maui 72, Kauai 72, Oahu 90 percent full – discounting on the Big Island, 5% higher rates elsewhere – these are good numbers but not as good as expected based on arrivals – someone's staying in off-the-books vacation rentals.

This will amp up the weekend for our visitors to Waikiki – the Sixth Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival is this weekend at Waikiki Beach Walk – Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. – seven performers, including Alan Akaka with The Islanders, and a jam session at the end. This is a FREE event.

UH Regents re-elect Randy Moore as their chairman. Moore retired from Kaneohe Ranch, then taught middle school before become an assistant school superintendent.

Turns out there's more to North Shore bluegrass than tomorrow night's concert at Turtle Bay Resort's Surfer the Bar. Breakers Restaurant plans Haleiwa Hoedown, 9 p.m. to one, second Friday of every month, starting August 14 with the North Shore Ramblers and Gordon Freitas & Local Folk.

The Hooponopono VW-Porsche Car Show & Swap Meet is tomorrow. $100 cash to the club that wins the tug of war. Proceeds to benefit Waipahu Plantation Village, where all this will happen. Gates open 7:30.

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