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Howard's Business Report-9/18/15: Weekly hotel occupancy report

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It's time for the weekly hotel occupancy report with Howard Dicus!

Kauai went down to 67% full which is about the same as last year. Room rates are up, but only about 1%. 

Oahu went form 82% to 83%, but that was 6 points worse than a year ago at this time. Room rates are down but still more than $200 per night. 

Maui was at 70% full last week which is 2 points lower than the year before. Room rates are also down from last year. 

Big Island is at 59% full which is slightly lower than a year ago, with room rates up about 3%. 

This is shoulder season so this is to be expected. If you're planning a "staycation" and you'd like to visit another island this is the best time of the year to get a better rate than usual and ask for a kamaaina rate. 

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