Monday, September 13, 1999

Report: Hawaii
falls to 4th among
top vacation spots

Florida, New York and
Nevada top the list for
U.S. travelers this fall

By Russ Lynch


Hawaii dropped to fourth place among destinations chosen by U.S. travelers for vacation trips this fall, the Travel Industry Association of America said today.

Hawaii was picked by 10 percent of those planning trips in September, October or November, the Washington-based association's survey said.

That was a drop of six points from 16 percent a year ago and marked the first time Hawaii has slipped out of third place in eight years, TIA said.

Top choices among American travelers this fall are Florida, chosen by 34 percent, and New York and Nevada, each attracting 11 percent.

Earlier, Hawaii hotels said their fall bookings from the mainland were strong.

The nonprofit travel association said overall travel by Americans this fall will be down slightly, with 188 million taking trips compared with 189 million a year ago.

That could be a result of travelers holding off until the millennium New Year's period, TIA said.

The association also said current figures are being compared with a strong fall season last year.

The TIA report was based on a survey of 1,500 U.S. adult travelers.

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

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