Hawaii Reports Increase in Hotel Occupancy

15th June 2011 (Last Updated June 15th, 2011 18:30)

Hawaiian hotels have reported an increase in occupancy in April 2011, according to a report released by Hospitality Advisors. The report revealed a 10% increase in visitors from the west coast of the US and a 33.7% increase from Canada, offsetting a 23.5% decline in visitors from Japa

Hawaiian hotels have reported an increase in occupancy in April 2011, according to a report released by Hospitality Advisors.

The report revealed a 10% increase in visitors from the west coast of the US and a 33.7% increase from Canada, offsetting a 23.5% decline in visitors from Japan after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country in March.

State-wide occupancy increased to 68.5%, a 3.2% increase compared to April 2010.

The report also said that the state-wide average daily room rate has increased by 8.5% year-on-year to $191.26, with revenue per available room rising by 13.8% to $131.01.

Oahu Island reported 74% occupancy, followed by Maui at 69.2%, and Kauai at 57.8% .