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Hawaii tourism downturn means a better deal for visitors

There continue to be articles in the press about the decline in Hawaii tourism, our #1 industry.  But there is a silver lining for those who visit because crowds are few and there are great deals to be had.  Here's a chart showing tourism trends for the island of Kauai through the end of last year.  Data is complied by the Hawaii Hawaii Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and made available by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization.  As they say, "Come on down/over" because this opportunity will not outlast the recession.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • May 22 2009 02:56AM
Hawaii tourism downturn means a better deal for visitors
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