To lure them back, tourist officials are planning to nearly double annual spending on promotion to about $130 million.
If this trend continues, as many tourist officials predict, prices will steady, and then fall, but not before next winter.
So far, tourist officials, say few cancellations have been received for the coming winter season.
Reserved seats, says an Egyptian tourist official, are available from a few tour operators in this country for $175, $240 and $350.
Police and tourist officials say visitors should not take passports and much money with them when walking through the streets.
For their part, tourist officials here marvel at Hawaii's ability to sell itself, and take such comments as high praise.
But senior tourist officials deny that the loss of tourism is causing tension in the Government.
The event attracts about two million visitors, according to Japanese tourist officials.
The additional terminal is expected to ease congestion, Japanese tourist officials say, but will still not be large enough to deal with anticipated traffic.
The only person who acknowledged recognizing the name was a tourist official.