First Quarter of 2013 sees increases across Hawaii hotel industry
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/29/2013 -- Hawaiian hotels have set records for room rates in February as many tourists now travel to the island from around the world during the winter month, according to the monthly study issued by a private consulting company.
The average rate of hotels rooms shot up by 13% to over $230 in February. The tally was recorded by the study from Smith Travel Research and Hospitality Advisors. That is the highest average rate recorded for the winter month in the state.
Average room rates for Oahu reached just under $210, which constitutes an all-time high. No room rate that was recorded could be broken on the main island, but the rate did rise by 10% to $222.
Joseph Toy, the president of Hospitality Advisors LLC, predicted that hotel revenue would set records during the first quarter of the new year.
"We're seeing a boom in the travel industry nationally and in fact globally," said Joseph Toy, president of Hospitality Advisors LLC. "Coming out of the global recession, there's been a lot of pent up demand for travel overall. Throughout the country and most of these destinations, we're seeing a bump."
Hawaii in particular has benefited from the returning numbers from Japanese visitors, as well as those from South Korea and China. More Australians are also finding their way to the American islands, thanks to the strong home currency.
A rise in the international traveling trends give Oahu a considerable boost due to Honolulu's airport being the only that receives oversea flights.
Waikiki has seen a 91% of all hotel rooms being occupied in the month of February, which is the highest rate in the state.
Other islands also show gains, as Kauai has seen occupancy climb over 7% to 82% thanks to airlines adding more direct flights to Lihue from Oakland, San Jose, and Seattle.
Kauai and the Big Island slowed growth in other islands last year, and so the turnaround for the new year is welcome news for the state.
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