Mainland visitor totals to Hawaii down in April


HONOLULU -- Hawaii's U.S. mainland visitors declined 3.4% in April from the month last year, to 304,770, the first monthly decline in the market since March last year.

While most mainland regions showed increases, the 105,290 visitors from California, the largest single market, were down 12.1% in April. Total visitors for the month, at 538,330, were down 3.7%.

Eastbound visitors, mostly from Asia and totaling 175,670, were down 7.1%; Canadians, at 22,290, were up almost 30%; and the 15,260 from Europe were down 9.8%.

For the first four months of the year, Hawaii's 2.26 million total visitors dropped 0.1% from the period last year. For the period, mainland visitors increased 4.8%; eastbound dropped 8.9%, Canadians increased 16.4%, and Europeans were down 1%.

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