The number of visitors from Japan climbed nearly 13 percent compared with August 2011, the report said. Other international markets — which are tracked all together but consist primarily of visitors from China, Korea and Australia — had an even larger spike, increasing by nearly 28 percent.
Hotel occupancy statewide rose 4 percentage points to 81.3 percent. Occupancy was 90 percent in Oahu, 75 percent in Maui and nearly 74 percent in Kauai. Nightly rates were highest in Maui at just over $263 per night.
The report said Hawaii set a new summer season record of $880.5 million in room revenue from June through August. Total revenue for the summer was $1.3 billion.
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