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Market Updates 


YTD through July                        2013               2012        %Chng

Visitor Expend. ($ mil.)            $8,712.2          $8,240.1           5.7%

Visitor Arrivals                       4,913,837        4,658,677           5.5%

The full report is available here.


Sept-Nov 2013                              2013               2012       %Chng

TOTAL SEATS:                        2,522,473        2,491,551            1.2%

Domestic:                              1,630,960        1,703,998           -4.3%International:                           891,513          787,553           13.2%

The full report is available here.

2012 Annual Visitor Research Report  Now Available  

The HTA’s Tourism Research division provides statistical and analytical information and research on Hawaii’s visitor industry to enable and empower stakeholders to make informed decisions and develop programs and services in support of the state’s tourism economy. The HTA’s 2012 Annual Visitor Research Report offers detailed statistics on Hawaii’s visitor industry performance in 2012 in comparison with 2011 visitor data, including visitor characteristics and expenditures categorized by major market areas, visitor profiles, spending, room inventory, hotel occupancy, room rates and air seat capacity. To view the full report, please click here.

2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference Welcomed More Than 700 Attendees

Presentations Available Online

Mahalo to everyone who attended the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference. This year the HTA welcomed more than 700 registrants and presenters representing tourism professionals from around the world. We hope everyone who attended found the sessions and presentations informative and helpful as they plan for 2014 and beyond

Presentations from the conference are available on the HTAwebsite. To view photos from the event click here or visit the HTA’s Facebook page. For those who were unable to attend, we hope to see you next year. Be on the lookout for future Save the Date information.

Register Now for the ‘Hawaii Convention Center Space Availability’ Tool Training

Hawaii Tourism Authority is pleased to announce online access to industry stakeholders interested in checking space availability at the Hawaii Convention Center from the convenience of their computer, smart phone or tablet. Training webinars have been scheduled to walk you through the access process.  At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will receive the url, login and password.  To register for one of the following Webinars, email and indicate which session you will be attending.

HCC Calendar Access Webinars:

Wednesday, October 9, 9:00-9:30 am

Wednesday, October 9, 11:00-11:30 am

Thursday, October 10, 9:00-9:30 am

Thursday, October 10, 2:00-2:30 pm

As a reminder, please do not commit space to a client without first consulting with our Meet Hawaii team.

Safety eBrochure Now Available in Multiple Languages

In July 2013, the HTA and the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH), an HTA-sponsored traveler’s aid organization, launched its Safety eBrochure in English. This resource provides visitors, residents and industry partners with safety tips from state and county agencies to ensure safe and enjoyable travel experiences throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The HTA is pleased to announce that the eBrochure is now available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

The English version can be found on HTA’s Travel Smart Hawaii website and is available for download. The Chinese, Japanese or Korean versions are available at the links below.

Chinese –

Korean –

Japanese – 

Smoking Ban in Effect January 2014  on Oahu

A new law signed by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will prohibit smoking at all Oahu County parks, beaches and bus stops effective Jan. 1, 2014. The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be enforcing this policy with violators facing a $100 fine and up to $500 for subsequent violations. Read more

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