The number of travelers visiting Hawaii from its largest source market, U.S. states west of the Rockies, declined year over year in January, extending a streak of monthly declines dating back to August 2013.

Nearly 232,000 visitors traveled to the Aloha State from the U.S. West last month, dropping 4.6% when compared with January 2013, while visitor expenditures from the market sank 6.1%, according to preliminary estimates released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority Feb. 27.

U.S. arrivals from states east of the Rockies declined 4.1% during the month, and total spending from the market slipped 3.1% year over year.

Stronger international figures helped Hawaii’s overall visitor arrivals mark inch up .4% in January, but overall spending for the destination was off 4.7%.
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