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
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%.