Hotel occupancy dips to lowest since ...

Hotel occupancy dips to lowest since 9/11 - News

There are 39 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 3, 2008, titled Hotel occupancy dips to lowest since 9/11 - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The bottom line for Hawaii hotels is getting significantly smaller. Hotels throughout the state suffered a more than $37 million loss in September room revenue and a more than $58 million drop in total revenue, ...

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Its your neighborhood

Torrance, CA

#21 Nov 3, 2008
Airfare and the rediculous add-ons such as luggage
charges are killing resort city travel!!!

Donora, PA

#22 Nov 3, 2008
Would like to visit Oahu in February,but, I can't get there! I have airline miles on United but they have no seats for a 6'6" guy with bad knees until March. I tried to book as far back as August. The airlines and high hotel rates are going to cause a crushing blow!

Honolulu, HI

#23 Nov 3, 2008
Very true..but it is not just economics ar work here hon. It goes far deeper than that.

Portland, OR

#24 Nov 3, 2008
Just got off the phone with a friend in HNL who is in Management with a major resort and tells me everything fine!!!What's up? Last time I was in HNL ( Waikiki) in June it looked like the reason hotels were low is because your parks are so full of tents and homeless peeps it scared return guests away for future vists! Wake Up HTA and HCVB...and get to work! As the BTO sang in the 70's " You An't Seen Nothing Yet "

Honolulu, HI

#25 Nov 3, 2008
true..HTA is a joke.

Corona, CA

#26 Nov 3, 2008
Maybe if the airlines reduced their prices now that the price of gas has dipped, people could afford to buy tickets to go the islands. I would love to go on Christmas vacation but I wont be able to afford it, even it the hotels reduce their prices.
not wealthy

Honolulu, HI

#27 Nov 3, 2008
Cat Manapua wrote:
Once Obama redistributes all the wealth, not even the former rich will be able to afford a Hawaii vacation.
For your info, the so-called wealthy already lost their a... through your greedy friends on Wall Street.
Don't worry, after tomorrow, the tax breaks will allow more American to afford a Hawaiian Vacation.
cheap fares

Honolulu, HI

#28 Nov 3, 2008
Just got round trip to DC for $625 for Chritmas holidays. I'm sure similar deals to Hawaii can be found. There's lots of travel bargains around if you're willing to do some searching.

Corona, CA

#29 Nov 3, 2008
I think even if Obama wins tomorrow, it is of very bad taste to continue having a huge celebration in Chicago. No respect for the dead.

Honolulu, HI

#30 Nov 3, 2008
I counted 61 private jets lined up at the Kona airport a couple of months ago. Flowing lava at a volcano into the sea, giant telescopes, great hiking, great beaches along the Kohala Coast and fantastic diving south of Kona. Great surfing along the Kona/Kohala just can't see the surf breaks from the highway. What do you malls? The Germans and other Euros like the outdoors...but most of them have a brain and read at least one book a year unlike the Americans. We tell people to visit Hawai'i Island and Kaua'i and Moloka'i for great hikes. Skip Mau'i and O'ahu...they were destroyed years ago. There's 1,000,000 people on O'ahu. And O'ahu is just about the same size as Kaua'i...with its 60,000 people. You do the math.(We also tell visitors that 80% of public school kids don't read at grade level. And that the private school kids go to college on the mainland and stay there to live and work...they don't return. In some respects we are the new Appalachian hillbillies.

Honolulu, HI

#31 Nov 3, 2008
I also am 6-6...what are considered seats for tall guys and how do you get them? Do you pay extra? Sometimes in years past if the desk said there weren't any isle or exit row seats...when I boarded a flight attendant would feel sorry for me and find me a better stretch out seat. In the 70s I used to fly Pan Am Flight 1...which flew around the world. I would catch it going west and east...flew at night almost no one on the flights so you could sleep with the arm rests folded down...nice steak and baked potato with a little wine or beer. Those were the days.


Honolulu, HI

#32 Nov 3, 2008
Unless you were a surfer (traveling from November to March) why would anyone pay money to come to O'ahu. And why do people pay money to stay in a B&B in Kailua when they could be on the beach at Hanalei Bay or Kalihiwai Bay on Kaua'i etc.? I don't get it. Are these people out of their minds or they just like eating at the Cheesecake Factory and visiting Pearl Harbor? Cheaper to visit the Mexico mainland beaches unless you don't like being around gays. Puerto Vallarta is the new gay capital of the world.
Killa Wiffa


#33 Nov 3, 2008
The capitaliat in this country are slitting their own throats at the expense of the American taxpayer. Lower airfares, hotel room rates, appraisals on houses and bring it down to a reasonable rate whereas common people are able to afford a pleasant Hawaiian vacation without having to take out a second mortgage to do so. Make Hawaii, Hawaii again!!!!!!!! Bring back the Aloha spirit.
YouveGotToBeKidd ing

Waipahu, HI

#34 Nov 3, 2008
Cat Manapua wrote:
Once Obama redistributes all the wealth, not even the former rich will be able to afford a Hawaii vacation.
After Bush f-ed up the economy, no one can afford to come to Hawaii. If you voted for him, thanks for nothing.

San Diego, CA

#35 Nov 3, 2008
Mimi wrote:
I think even if Obama wins tomorrow, it is of very bad taste to continue having a huge celebration in Chicago. No respect for the dead.
Totally disagree! I think Obama's grandmother devoted her life to seeing a historic event actually happen. Her dedication and devotion bearing fruit is truly a cause for celebration.
Harry Dick

Tokyo, Japan

#36 Nov 3, 2008
paul wrote:
Hotel discounting can't make up for the incredibly high air fares. Tokyo to Honolulu at Christmas is now $1625 RT on United. Sadly these fares make a Hawaii vacation unaffordable.
Lucky for me, I'm in the military, so I can use "Space A"(Space Available) on the AMC(Air Mobility Command)to any destination in the world(long as the destination has an Air Force Base), for under Hundred bucks.
Rubba Slippa Man


#37 Nov 3, 2008
Lower, lower!!!!!!!!

Elgin, AZ

#38 Nov 4, 2008
If McCain wins the only good thing for Hawaii will be an increase in military spending there ! No one else will be able to go the Hawaii as the airfares are too high as are the hotel rates ! Aleast you have an ideal climate there not like the thousands of homeless on the mainland who could freeze to death this winter ! But that's ok , just as long as the rich Wall Street CEO's get their millions of dollars in pensions ! Thank you George W. God damn Bush !
Cat Manapua

Saint George, UT

#39 Nov 4, 2008
Hey! Muffie said the tourists will be paying a big part of the Train cost through GET.

But...but...but...the tourists are not coming!

So,who's going to pay for their share of the cost?

Uh mean....the residents will have to pay more? How's that work? Price goes up a billion but tourist contribution drops like a stone. Ho, we are really scroo'd if this thing gets approved.

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