Published on : Saturday, December 30, 2017
Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.29 billion in November 2017, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). Total visitor arrivals grew 7.3 percent to 748,303 visitors,
comprising of arrivals from air service (+7.5% to 738,519) and cruise ships (-1.2% to 9,784). Spending by visitors from the U.S. West market rose (+8.7% to $500.9 million) in November. Both total visitor arrivals (+9.1% to 322,195) and average daily spending by each visitor (+1.6% to $176 per person) increased from last November.
The U.S. East market reported a gain in visitor spending (+5.2% to $266 million) in November, boosted by increases in visitor arrivals (+4% to 132,683) and average daily spending (+2.4% to $210 per person).
The Japan market saw a decrease in visitor spending (-6.2% to $183.3 million) in November. While visitor arrivals (+0.2% to 130,168) and average length of stay (+0.7% to 5.64 days) were comparable to a year ago, average daily spending declined (-7% to $250 per person). There was strong growth in visitor spending from the Canada market (+11.5% to $96.4 million) in November. A substantial increase in visitor arrivals (+18.4% to 51,785) offset a decrease in average daily spending (-3.2% to $156 per person) compared to last November.
Combined visitor spending from All Other International markets increased (+2.2% to $239 million) in November, boosted by growth in visitor arrivals (+11.9% to 101,688) year-over-year. All four larger Hawaiian Islands saw growth in visitor spending and arrivals in November compared to last year.
Source:- Hawai‘i Tourism Authority