Average daily room rates across the Hawaiian Islands were $192.38 per night during February, an increase of just under 10% from the same month last year.
Occupancy statewide was 81.7%, an increase of 6.1% year over year, according to a hotel industry survey by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research.
“The February results of course need to be viewed with a different perspective, due to the current events in Japan,” Joseph Toy, president and CEO of Hospitality Advisors, said in a statement. “The resulting uncertainty of the Japan travel market is understandable given where Japan’s priorities must be, and the reduction of airlift capacity between Japan and other destinations including Hawaii reflects the enormous and continuing crisis facing Japan.”
In February, revenue per available room across the islands averaged $157.70 per night, up 18.8% compared with February 2010.