Hawaii Visitor Industry Continues Recovery

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April 28. According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in March 2022 was $1.53 billion, which was higher compared to the $1.49 billion (up 2.5 percent) reported for March 2019.

Hawaii achieved record-level visitor expenditures and arrivals in 2019 through February 2020, but the pandemic pumped the brakes on tourism.

In March of this year, a total of 788,931 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands. More than 785,000 visitors arrived by air service, mainly from the U.S. West and U.S. East. Compared to the same time in 2019, when numbers reached more than 900,000 arrivals by cruise and air, which is down 15 percent.

From the U.S. West, visitation for 2022 is up. In March of 2019, 399,049 visitors arrived in the state, and this March, there were 452,752.

The lag in visitation numbers stems from international arrivals. There were 4,038 visitors from Japan in March 2022 compared to 133,858 visitors (down 97 percent) in March 2019.

Source: Travel Pulse

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