Climbing foreign demand in Hawaii limits options for U.S. tourists

12/26/2012 | Travel Weekly

Hawaii continues to enjoy rising visitor arrivals and tourist spending, mostly as a result of a rebound in demand from international markets. Hoteliers and travel agents say the influx of foreign visitors is beginning to limit U.S. tourists' booking options. "Our occupancy [percentage] has been in the mid-to-high 90s for August, September, October and November. We've just seen a really large increase in overall demand to Hawaii, and a lot of that's been from international markets rather than domestic," said Kelly Sanders, general manager at the Sheraton Waikiki.

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