Maui Had Fewer Visitors, but they spent more! Hotel occupancy up!

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Maui Had Fewer Visitors, but they spent more! Maui Hotels lead, and occupancy up!

According to the State of Hawaii DBEDT (Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism) there were 260,618 visitors to Maui in June 2021 contributed $503 million to the local economy, which is 5.4% more than the $477 million spent by the 295,926 tourists who came to the island pre-pandemic in June 2019. They stayed longer (8.60 days, +11.6%).

The average daily census showed 74,731 daily visitors a day in June 2021, compared to 76,008 in June 2019. Of course in June 2020 there were only 1751 visitors when Maui County had strict quarantine rules in place for visitors. Individuals who were fully vaccinated and could show proof were able to bypass the quarantine and covid testing order beginning June 15, 2021. Most of the visitors were from Mainland USA. Read the Report Here.

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According to the latest Hawaii Tourism Authority Report, “Maui County hotels led the counties in June and achieved RevPAR (Revenue per Available Room) that surpassed June 2019. RevPAR was $394 (+1,523.8% vs. 2020, +24.1% vs. 2019), with ADR at $498 (+260.4% vs. 2020,+26.3% vs. 2019) and occupancy of 79.2 percent (+61.6 percentage points vs. 2020, -1.4 percentage points vs. 2019)”.

Maui’s luxury resort region of Wailea had RevPAR of $595 (+5.9% vs. 2019²), with ADR at $790 (+28.0% vs. 2019²) and occupancy of 75.3 percent (-15.7 percentage points vs. 2019²). The Lahaina/Kā‘anapali/Kapalua region had RevPAR of $357(+5,498.9% vs. 2020, +32.3% vs. 2019), ADR at $437 (+408.2% vs. 2020, +31.6% vs. 2019) and occupancy of 81.7 percent (+74.3 percentage points vs. 2020, +0.4 percentage points vs. 2019). Read the Report Here.

After over a year of varying shutdowns, quarantine orders, pre-travel covid testing, the island is busy again. Actually, it feels even “busier”, probably because we got a bit used to some quiet days but also we have fewer places available. You have a lot of visitors but restaurants are not at full capacity and some had to shut down permanently. So if you are a visitor who plans to visit Maui, here are some tips. Make reservations in advance, especially if you have a large party. Consider having lunch at your favorite restaurants if dinner is booked up. Be patient, you came here to relax, right? Not too much in life that requires immediateness, if you stop to think about it.

Do you want to move to Maui or want to own a vacation property to call “home away from home”? If so, then let’s chat to see if this is something you like to consider. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy where you are… in case you can’t wait, here is a great oceanfront condo that is also vacation-rentable for sale

A hui hou… until we meet again.

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