D. Tourism

4th Quarter 2022 Report

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

The total number of visitor arrivals by air increased 333,490 or 15.8 percent in the third quarter of 2022, compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-2). The total average daily census was up 31,818 or 15.1 percent in the quarter. In the first three quarters of 2022, total visitor arrivals by air increased 1,982,680 or 40.8 percent, while the average daily census increased 60,463 or 35.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

In the third quarter of 2022, total visitor arrivals on domestic flights increased 101,472 or 4.9 percent compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-3). In the first three quarters of 2022, domestic arrivals were up 1,448,964 or 30.0 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Arrivals on international flights increased 232,018 or 1,171.7 percent in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021 (Table D-4). In the first three quarters of 2022, international arrivals increased 533,716 or 1,480.6 percent from the same period of the previous year.

In terms of major market areas, from the third quarter of 2021 to the same period of 2022, arrivals from the U.S. West increased 3,943 or 0.3 percent (Table D-5), arrivals from the U.S. East decreased 4,592 or 0.7 percent (Table D-6), and arrivals from Japan increased 69,405 or 1,118.7 percent (Table D-7). In the first three quarters of 2022, arrivals from the U.S. West were up 761,829 or 23.4 percent; arrivals from the U.S. East were up 449,486 or 30.9 percent; and Japanese arrivals were up 98,086 or 786.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

The total average daily visitor census was up 15.1 percent or 31,818 visitors per day in the third quarter of 2022, over the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-8). The domestic average daily census increased 3.7 percent or 7,772 visitors per day (Table D-9), while the international average daily census increased 741.8 percent or 24,046 visitors per day (Table D-10). In the first three quarters of 2022, the domestic average daily census increased 40,202 or 23.8 percent; and the international average daily census inclined 20,261 or 882.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Nominal visitor expenditures by air totaled $5,119.8 million in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of $1,099.2 million or 27.3 percent from the third quarter of 2021 (Table D-11). In the first three quarters of 2022, visitor expenditures totaled $14,335.4 million, an increase of $5,235.6 million or 57.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Total airline capacity, as measured by the number of available seats flown to Hawaii, decreased 0.9 percent or 30,065 seats (Table D-12) in the third quarter of 2022, domestic seats decreased 11.4 percent or 364,056 seats (Table D-13); international seats increased 344.6 percent or 333,991 seats (Table D-14), compared to the same quarter of 2021. In the first three quarters of 2022, the number of total available seats increased 25.4 percent or 1,938,704 seats; domestic seats increased 14.6 percent or 1,079,219 seats; and international seats increased 361.0 percent or 859,485 seats from the same period of the previous year.

In the third quarter of 2022, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 77.4 percent, 7.2 percentage points higher than that of the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-15). In the first three quarters of 2022, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 74.4 percent, 18.6 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: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/tourism/ and those interested in daily passenger arrival data may access them at: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/daily-passenger-counts/.