The Hawaiian Islands welcomed 856,250 visitors in April, a 7% increase over April 2018, but visitor spending fell 6% year over year to $1.33 billion, according to data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
While the total visitors days in April increased 3%, visitor spending was down from all markets tracked by HTA other than U.S. West, which rose 1%. Spending from the U.S. East was down 8% in April and visitors from international markets other than Japan and Canada spent 23% less than in 2018.
Oahu and Maui both experienced growth in arrivals coupled with declines in total spending, while Kauai and the Island of Hawaii saw decreases in both categories for April. Total trans-Pacific air seats servicing Hawaii were up 3% in April to 1.1 million.
Visitors from the U.S. West to Hawaii increased 14% in April year over year, with 20% more traffic from California and a 59% jump in trips by Nevada residents.