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HTA: Visitor Arrivals Rise 5.9% from January 2012
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Total Visitor Arrivals Rose 5.9 percent from January 2012

News Release from HTA Feb 28, 2013

HONOLULU – Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawai‘i in January 2013 rose 5.7 percent (or $77.3 million) from January 2012, to $1.43 billion, boosted by higher daily spending (+4% to $202 per person) and a 5.9 percent growth in total arrivals (to 681,854 visitors), according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. These increases continued the momentum of consecutive growth in total visitor spending and arrivals since January 2011.

Among Hawai‘i’s top visitor markets, arrivals by air from U.S. West grew 9 percent to 243,053 visitors, the 15th straight month of increases since November 2011. Total U.S. West visitor expenditures rose 14.5 percent to $419.6 million in January 2013. U.S. East arrivals increased 1.6 percent to 152,503 visitors in January 2013, while total visitor spending was up 10.6 percent to $394.4 million.

Arrivals from Japan have continued to increase for the last 18 months. In January 2013, Japanese arrivals grew 7.9 percent to 117,721 visitors. Despite slightly lower daily spending (-1.7% to $334 per person), total Japanese visitor expenditures rose 3.8 percent to $227.9 million.

Canadian arrivals grew 5.1 percent to 67,332 visitors in January 2013 and total Canadian visitor expenditures were 1.8 percent higher compared to last January at $168.1 million. In contrast, arrivals from All Other2 markets remained constant (-0.8%), while total visitor expenditures fell 11.3 percent to $217.8 million in January 2013.

Arrivals by cruise ships increased 32.5 percent (to 18,239 visitors) from January 2012.

Total visitor expenditures and arrivals by air were higher on all Hawaiian Islands in January 2013 compared to a year ago. Among the larger islands, Kaua‘i led the growth in total visitor expenditures (+14.3% to $136.6 million) and arrivals (+10.6% to 92,163); followed by Hawai‘i Island (+13.6% to $217.2 million; +7.2% to 133,975); Maui (+5.8% to $391.4 million; +6.5% to 200,962) and O‘ahu (+1.3% to $670.1 billion; +4.3% to 407,075).

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