All posts tagged: visitor arrivals

Isle tourism on record trajectory

Here’s a recap of some of the recent good news for the Hawaii visitor industry.   Isle tourism on record trajectory By Allison Schaefers POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2015 Solid midyear tourism results have put Hawaii on pace for its fourth year of record-setting results — an industry accomplishment last achieved more than 20 years ago in the midst of the Japanese bubble. The Hawaii Tourism Authority, which sets state tourism policy, established a goal in February of hosting nearly 8.6 million visitors this year, with a spending target of nearly $15.6 billion. Following a lackluster January and February, it seemed like a stretch for the industry to close in on these targets. But come June, the fourth consecutive month to notch higher arrivals and spending, the visitor industry is clearly on an upward trajectory. “While visitor spending is slightly behind target, arrivals are pacing ahead, and we anticipate finishing the year ahead of 2014’s record-breaking numbers,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO. Total June arrivals rose 6 percent to 767,905 …

Airlift to Hawaii to rise 5 percent in the third quarter

The continued increase in airlift is more good news for the Hawaii visitor industry.  Please note the article below.   Airlift to Hawaii to rise 5 percent in the third quarter Jul 15, 2015, 1:00pm HST Hawaii’s tourism industry is on pace to have another record-breaking year and it’s being facilitated by growth in airlift to Hawaii. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is forecasting 4.9 percent year-over-year growth in scheduled nonstop air seats in the third quarter and a 6.6 percent increase for the first three quarters of the year. “Access to and from the Hawaiian Islands is essential to the sustainability of our visitor industry and we are pleased that we will continue to see growth in air seats through the third quarter of this year,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the HTA. “We will continue to work closely with our market contractors to ensure there is sufficient demand for travel to Hawaii to support these additional air seats.” All markets are forecasted to grow airlift to Hawaii in the third quarter except …