Thursday, April 18, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, July 30, 2015
HTA: Visitor Arrivals, Spending Up in First Half of 2015
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 4570 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

VISITOR ARRIVALS AND SPENDING INCREASED FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2015

International Convention Brought Thousands to the State in June 2015

News Release from HTA July 30, 2015

HONOLULU – For the first half of 2015, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands rose four percent and visitor spending increased to $7.6 billion1 (+3.5%), according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. Growth in arrivals was led by more visitors from U.S West (+8.7%) and U.S. East (+1.8%), which balanced fewer visitors from Japan (-2.1%) and Canada (-1.2%). Expenditures by U.S. West (+7.3% to $2.6 billion) and Canadian (+3.6% to $669.9 million) visitors increased, but U.S. East (-1.4% to $1.9 billion) and Japanese (-11% to $987.4 million) visitor expenditures declined compared to the first half of 20142.

All four larger Hawaiian Islands saw growth in arrivals compared to the first half of 2014: Maui (+5.7%), Kaua‘i (+5.3%), Hawai‘i Island (+5.2%) and O‘ahu (+2.6%). Higher daily spending contributed to growth in visitor expenditures on Maui (+7.7% to $2.2 billion) and Kaua‘i (+15.8% to $821.1 million) compared to the first half of 2014. Visitor expenditures on O‘ahu ($3.5 billion) and Hawai‘i Island ($935.4 million) were comparable to a year ago.

For the month of June 2015, the Lions Clubs International Convention brought nearly 18,000 delegates from 130 countries and boosted visitor growth throughout the state. Total arrivals rose six percent to 767,905 visitors. Arrivals by air grew 6.1 percent to 767,408 visitors, offsetting a 64.4 percent decline in arrivals by cruise ships. Total visitor days3 rose five percent compared to June 2014. Convention visitors from U.S. East and Canada tripled, in addition to significant growth from Japan (+56.4%) and U.S. West (+62.5%). Total visitor expenditures gained 4.4 percent to $1.3 billion.

For U.S. West, growth in arrivals (+8% to 343,941 visitors) led to a 3.9 percent in visitor expenditures to $514 million. Their average daily spending of $158 per person was down 1.2 percent compared to June 2014 ($160 per person). U.S. East arrivals increased 8.5 percent to 186,795 visitors, and daily spending rose to $203 per person (+3.6%). This led to a 10.2 percent growth in visitor expenditures to $390.7 million.

Japanese arrivals declined 2.3 percent to 118,911 visitors. Lower daily spending (-10% to $254 per person) also resulted in an 11.7 percent drop in visitor expenditures to $174.3 million.

Arrivals from Canada rose 9.2 percent to 18,715 visitors in June 2015. However, a shorter length of stay and decreased daily spending (-6.8% to $152 per person) caused visitor expenditures to decline to $32.2 million (-4.3%). Arrivals from All Other markets grew 5.7 percent to 99,046 visitors. Expenditures from All Other visitors was $228.3 million, 12.7 percent higher than in June 2014.

There were 1,043,885 total air seats to Hawai‘i in June 2015, up 9.2 percent from a year ago. Growth in scheduled seats from Canada (+26.5%), U.S. East (+21.6%), Oceania (+20.2%) and U.S. West (+12%) offset fewer seats from Other Asia (-14.5%) and Japan (-4.5%).

Read ... The Whole Report

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT