Hawaii's statewide hotel occupancy was 80.7% for the week ending July 31, according to an industry survey conducted by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research, representing a 9.7% year-over-year increase.

Room rates, however, were essentially unchanged from the same period last year, at $183.11 a night.

The state's occupancy average was nearly 9% better than the U.S. rate, while room rates were more than $82 higher than the countrywide average.

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