Hawaii hotel occupancy sinks to 67% in October

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Hawaii’s hotel occupancy in October fell to the lowest level since the month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Hawaii hotel guests filled 67.1% of rooms statewide, down 6.5 points from a year earlier, according to Hospitality Advisors. (October 2001 occupancy was 57.3%.)

Maui reported the largest occupancy decline of all the Islands, with a 13.1-point drop, to 61.6%.

October occupancy did increase 0.7 points at budget hotels, to 71.8%.

Hawaii hotels’ average daily rate fell 3.4% in October, to $177.41, Hawaii’s largest decline in ADR so far in 2008.

The Big Island had Hawaii’s largest decline in ADR in October -- 7.2%, to $170.24.

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