The Hawaiian Islands enjoyed a visitor arrivals increase in July, but Aloha State guests spent slightly less during the month and left a bit earlier.

Hawaii welcomed nearly 758,000 visitors in July, an increase of 4.6% over the same month last year, according to figures released Aug. 29 by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Total statewide visitor expenditures were down slightly, however, slipping 0.7% year over year, to a little more than $1.3 billion, as average daily, per person spending dropped 3.7%, to $184.40.

The average length of stay for visitors also decreased statewide, falling 1.4%, to just over 9.3 days, when compared with July of 2012.
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