For the first 59 days of 2014, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority has seen a plateau or leveling off of our 2014 arrivals and expenditures, according to HTA President and CEO Mike McCartney. Here's some numbers for the first two months of 2014 compared with the same time last year:
There are 303 fewer air passenger arrivals per day (-1.4%).
There are about 219,808 guests in Hawaii on any given day (-1.0%).
Everyday our guests spent $43.8 million per day.
Visitors also contributed $4.7 million in state tax revenue (-2.8%).
Visitors spent an average of $196.5 per person per day, $3.30 less than in 2013(-1.6%).
Visitors spent an average of $1,944 per person per trip, $16 less than in 2013 (-0.8%).
We have seen fewer arrivals from U.S. West and U.S. East. In 2013, 780,000 (59% of visitor market share) visited the Hawaiian Islands compared to 744,627 (58% of market share) in 2014.
We have seen a slight increase in arrivals from international markets from 533,803 (41% of visitor market share) in 2013 compared to 551,257 (42% of visitor market share) in 2014. Click here for the Feb. tourism report.