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Visitor Spending up Another 4.4% -- $1.3 Billion in October
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Hawai‘i Visitor Spending Increased 4.4 Percent to $1.3 Billion in October 2017

From HTA, Nov 30, 2017

HONOLULU – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.3 billion in October 2017, an increase of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). Total visitor arrivals rose 2.8 percent to 736,974 visitors in October, with growth in arrivals from air service (+3.6% to 718,258) offsetting fewer arrivals by cruise ships (-21.3% to 18,716).

The U.S. East market reported the largest gain in visitor spending (+13% to $290.7 million) in October year-over-year, boosted by growth in visitor arrivals (+7.9% 137,695) and higher daily spending (+6.2% to $217 per person).

Spending by U.S. West visitors rose (+3.7% to $466.1 million) in October. Visitor arrivals were up (+3.3% to 295,273) and daily spending (+1.2% to $174 per person) also increased from last year.

The Japan market continued to realize growth in visitor spending (+1.4% to $190.9 million) in October. Increases in visitor arrivals (+3.6% to 137,333) and the average length of stay (+2.4% to 5.75 days) offset lower daily spending (-4.4% to $242 per person) compared to October 2016.

The Canada market saw decreased visitor spending (-1.4% to $57 million) in October. Visitor arrivals increased (+8.4% to 29,496) but daily spending declined (-8.5% to $160 per person) compared to October 2016.

Combined visitor spending from All Other International markets increased in October (+1.5% to $288.6 million) year-over-year.

All four larger Hawaiian Islands saw growth in visitor spending and arrivals in October compared to last year.

Total air seats serving Hawai‘i rose (+3.3% to 962,692) in October year-over-year. Growth in scheduled air seats from Japan (+6.8%), U.S. West (+4.4%) and Canada (+4.2%) offset fewer seats from Oceania (-8.1%) and U.S. East (-3.7%).

Year-to-Date 2017

Through the first ten months of 2017 visitor spending exceeded results from the same period last year (+6.8% to $13.86 billion), bolstered by growth in visitor arrivals (+4.7% to 7,754,242) and daily spending (+2.2% to $200 per person).

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Revenue Per Available Room for Hawai‘i Hotels Rose 3.8 Percent in October 2017

Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Year-to-Date Outpacing 2016

News Release from HTA, November 28, 2017

HONOLULU – Hotels in the Hawaiian Islands earned more revenue per available room (RevPAR) in October at $189 (+3.8%) compared to a year ago, according to the Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report released today by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). The growth in RevPAR was driven by a higher average daily rate (ADR) in October of $240 (+3.6%) by hotel properties statewide, as occupancies remained virtually unchanged from last year.

HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which conducts the largest and most comprehensive survey of hotel properties in the Hawaiian Islands.

As seen in the accompanying tables, Luxury Class hotels achieved the best overall results on a statewide level in October of all hotel classes covered in the report compared to a year ago. Luxury Class hotels reported increases in RevPAR to $323 (+5.7%), ADR to $438 (+4.3%), and occupancy to 73.6 percent (+1.0 percentage points).

Midscale and Economy Class hotels also realized year-over-year growth in all three categories in October, with increases reported in RevPAR to $110 (+4.8%), ADR to $144 (+1.4%), and occupancy to 76.4 percent (+2.5 percentage points).

The other hotel classes covered by HTA’s Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report – Upper Upscale Class, Upscale Class, and Upper Midscale Class – all reported growth in ADR compared to last October.

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