D. Tourism

3rd Quarter 2022 Report

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

The total number of visitor arrivals by air increased 519,651 or 27.3 percent in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-2). The total average daily census was up 27,433 or 26.7 percent in the quarter. In the first half of 2022, total visitor arrivals by air increased 1,649,190 or 59.9 percent, while the average daily census increased 75,023 or 49.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

In the second quarter of 2022, total visitor arrivals on domestic flights increased 346,633 or 18.3 percent compared to the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-3). In the first half of 2022, domestic arrivals were up 1,347,492 or 49.2 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Arrivals on international flights increased 173,018 or 1,998.4 percent in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021 (Table D-4). In the first half of 2022, international arrivals increased 301,698 or 1,856.9 percent from the same period of the previous year.

In terms of major market areas, from the second quarter of 2021 to the same period of 2022, arrivals from the U.S. West increased 175,065 or 13.5 percent (Table D-5), arrivals from the U.S. East increased 98,024 or 17.4 percent (Table D-6), and arrivals from Japan increased 22,332 or 633.7 percent (Table D-7). In the first half of 2022, arrivals from the U.S. West were up 757,886 or 40.6 percent; arrivals from the U.S. East were up 454,078 or 56.0 percent; and Japanese arrivals were up 28,660 or 457.4 percent from the same period of the previous year.

The total average daily visitor census was up 20.7 percent or 41,250 visitors per day in the second quarter of 2022, over the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-8). The domestic average daily census increased 11.8 percent or 23,337 visitors per day (Table D-9), while the international average daily census increased 1,090.4 percent or 17,913 visitors per day (Table D-10). In the first half of 2022, the domestic average daily census increased 56,686 or 37.9 percent; and the international average daily census inclined 18,337 or 1,010.1 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Nominal visitor expenditures by air totaled $4,987.6 million in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of $1,485.3 million or 42.4 percent from the second quarter of 2021 (Table D-11). In the first half of 2022, visitor expenditures totaled $9,215.6 million, an increase of $4,136.4 million or 81.4 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Total airline capacity, as measured by the number of available seats flown to Hawaii, increased 24.4 percent or 622,995 seats (Table D-12) in the second quarter of 2022, domestic seats increased 14.6 percent or 362,881 seats (Table D-13); international seats increased 404.0 percent or 260,114 seats (Table D-14), compared to the same quarter of 2021. In the first half of 2022, the number of total available seats increased 45.3 percent or 1,968,769 seats; domestic seats increased 34.3 percent or 1,443,275 seats; and international seats increased 372.3 percent or 525,494 seats from the same period of the previous year.

In the second quarter of 2022, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 75.3 percent, 12.2 percentage points higher than that of the same quarter of 2021 (Table D-15). In the first half of 2022, the statewide hotel occupancy rate averaged 73.0 percent, 25.0 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/.