Hawaii: more Canadian arrivals spend less in October

12-06-2017 2:55 pm

While Canadian arrivals to Hawaii increased in October, daily visitor spend decreased by almost the same rate, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

The Canada market saw decreased total visitor spending in October, down 1.4 per cent to $57 million. While visitor arrivals increased by 8.4 per cent to 29,496, daily spending declined by 8.5 per cent to $160 per person.

Significantly more Canadian visitors stayed in rental homes (up 39.9 per cent) and timeshares (up 25.9 per cent) in October, while there was moderate growth (3.3 per cent) in hotel usage compared to October 2016.

Total air seats serving Hawaii rose 3.3 per cent to 962,692 in October year-over-year, including a 4.2 per cent increase in air from Canada (19,776 seats), with more seats from Vancouver to Honolulu compared to October 2016.

In total, visitors from all markets spent a total of $1.3 billion in October, an increase of 4.4 per cent compared to a year ago.

Total visitor arrivals rose 2.8 per cent to 736,974 visitors in October, with growth in arrivals from air service (up 3.6 per cent to 718,258) offsetting fewer arrivals by cruise ships (21.3 per cent to 18,716).

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