HAWAII TOURISM VISITOR DATA

Total scheduled seat capacity to the state is expected to climb 9.4 percent during the first quarter of 2013, in comparison to the same period last year. Domestic airseats are expected to increase 9.3 percent and international airseats, 9.5 percent. Double-digit increases in air seat capacity from the U.S. East, Other Asia and Oceania markets are expected to significantly contribute to the first quarter growth in scheduled airseat capacity to the state.

 

Air Seat Capacity Outlook for January through March 2013:

 

                          2013                2012       % Change 
Total                    2,658,426         2,430,985              9.4%
U.S. Total             1,757,674         1,608,748              9.3%
International            900,752            822,237              9.5%  
    
The table represents projected air seats to the Hawaiian Islands for the first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012. To view the full report, click here.
 
January 2013: In This Issue
Continued Growth from Mainland China and Taiwan Expected in 2013
Annual Report
Aloha and Mahalo to HCC's Joe Davis
Save the Date
In the News
Neighbor Islands Forecast to Host More Malihini (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/1/13) 

Tourism Carries 'Sub-Par' Hawaii Economy (Hawaii Business Magazine, January 2013)


Visitor Spending Hits Annual Record A Month Early (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/28/12)

Hawaii Tourism Revenue on Record-Breaking Pace (Hawaii News Now, 12/27/12)

Momentum Building on Big Island (Travel Weekly, 12/24/12) 
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CONTINUED GROWTH FROM MAINLAND CHINA AND TAIWAN EXPECTED IN 2013
China Eastern Arrival
China is a vastly growing market for Hawaii's visitor industry, with arrivals increasing 27.9 percent during the first eleven months of 2012 compared to the same period last year. Visitors from Mainland China are the highest spending visitors compared to any other market, spending an average of $391.8 per person per day.


The HTA anticipates continued growth from the region, with 2013 targets at 162,027, a 39.7 percent increase from 2012. Numerous initiatives that will begin this year will help to achieve these aggressive targets.


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HTA RELEASES THE 2012 ANNUAL REPORT 

The HTA has released the 2012 Annual Report, E Ku I ka Moku: Together We Will Succeed, in line with the theme from the 2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference. The report covers the activities, accomplishments and challenges for calendar year 2012 from January through October. This year, the HTA took a different approach in compiling the report, focusing on the people that work hard to represent and enhance the visitor industry.

 

The HTA would like to extend a sincere mahalo to those featured and their dedication to the industry, and everyone who has helped in making 2012 a record-breaking year for Hawaii's tourism economy.

 

Please click here to view the 2012 HTA Annual Report. 
ALOHA AND MAHALO TO THE HCC'S
JOE DAVIS

Joe Davis

Over the past 12 years, the Hawaii Convention Center's general manager Joe Davis has elevated the HCC to become an award-winning, first-class facility, recognized for its high standards of service and rave reviews. He has been instrumental in securing major conventions with the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and Asian Development Bank, as well as the guiding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week in 2011.

 

SAVE THE DATE
Jan. 18-20
Hualalai Golf Course, Hawaii Island

Jan. 27  
Aloha Stadium, Oahu 
  
HTA Spring Marketing Update
Mar. 6
Location: TBD

2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference
Aug. 22-23  
Hawaii Convention Center, Oahu 
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