D. Tourism

2nd Quarter 2022 Report

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Domestic visitor arrivals and international visitor arrivals both increased in the first quarter of 2022.

The total number of visitor arrivals by air increased 1,129,541 or 133.4 percent in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-2). The total average daily census was up 102,308 or 98.9 percent in the quarter. In 2021, total visitor arrivals by air increased 4,099,425 or 153.1 percent, while the average daily census increased 101,108 or 129.8 percent from the previous year.

In the first quarter of 2022, total visitor arrivals on domestic flights increased 1,000,859 or 119.2 percent compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-3). In 2021, domestic arrivals were up 4,590,798 or 222.2 percent from the previous year.

Arrivals on international flights increased 128,682 or 1,696.1 percent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021 (Table D-4). In 2021, international arrivals decreased 491,373 or 80.2 percent from the previous year.

In terms of major market areas, from the first quarter of 2021 to the same period of 2022, arrivals from the U.S. West increased 583,011 or 101.7 percent (Table D-5), arrivals from the U.S. East increased 356,159 or 143.7 percent (Table D-6), and arrivals from Japan increased 6,158 or 211.6 percent (Table D-7). In 2021, arrivals from the U.S. West were up 3,162,850 or 241.2 percent; arrivals from the U.S. East were up 1,315,183 or 194.5 percent; and Japanese arrivals were down 264,905 or 91.6 percent from the previous year.

The total average daily visitor census was up 105.6 percent or 11,428 visitors per day in the first quarter of 2022, over the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-8). The domestic average daily census increased 89.1 percent or 4,090 visitors per day (Table D-9), while the international average daily census increased 944.3
percent or 7,338 visitors per day (Table D-10). In 2021, the domestic average daily census increased 109,971 or 172.0 percent; and the international average daily census declined 8,864 or 63.3 percent from the previous year.

According to the most recent data available, nominal visitor expenditures by air totaled $4,228.0 million in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of $2,666.1 million or 170.7 percent from the first quarter of 2021 (Table D-11). In 2021, visitor expenditures totaled $12,995.7 million, a decrease of $4,662.0 million or 26.4 percent from that of 2019. Expenditure data for April 2020 through December 2020 are not available.

Total airline capacity, as measured by the number of available seats flown to Hawaii, increased 75.1 percent or 1,345,774 seats (Table D-12) in the first quarter of 2022, domestic seats increased 63.0 percent or 1,080,394 seats (Table D-13); international seats increased 345.6 percent or 265,380 seats (Table D-14), compared to the same quarter of 2021. In 2021, the number of total available seats increased 101.8 percent or 5,416,417 seats; domestic seats increased 139.5 percent or 5,988,011 seats; and international seats decreased 55.7 percent or 571,594 seats from the previous year.

In the first quarter of 2022, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 70.8 percent, 38.6 percentage points higher than that of the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-15). In 2021, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 57.6 percent, 20.5 percentage points higher than the same period of the previous year.

Readers interested in visitor statistics on a monthly basis can find them on the DBEDT website at: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/tourism/ and those interested in daily passenger arrival data may access them at: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/daily-passenger-counts/.