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Business Report: New information on Big Island tourism cutbacks

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

This morning I have new guidance from the hotel industry, which reminds us that whenever you say something is UP you should also say "compared to what?"

+ Airlift is STILL almost 20% higher than last year.
+ Hotel occupancy is higher than last year – mid- to high-70's.
+ But they projected more – high-80's to 90% occupancy.
+ And hired accordingly.
+ Some people who expected more hours aren't getting them.

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