We are in the summer period when we expect the number of visitor arrivals to decrease. This is traditional. But based on the numbers and what we see here on the ground, that’s just not happening.
Hawaii travel usually begins to peak summer in mid-June. It gets even busier as we approach the 4th of July and stays very busy until August 1st. After that, the number of arrivals drops steadily until the Christmas and New Year holidays. But not this year.
Arrivals are up 10% in late summer compared to 2019.
For the past eleven days, since August 1, in this late summer period, domestic receipts were 321,613 compared to 292,165 in 2019. This seems very unusual to us, given the economic climate and the fact that people have been vacationing both indoors and outdoors. country.
So what’s going on?
1. The closed request has not yet been fulfilled. While many people traveled to Hawaii through Covid or have already made up for lost time this year, others have still been waiting for their chance to enjoy a long-awaited Hawaiian vacation.
2. Air fares are low. Mainland flights to Hawaii from typical West Coast gateways are relatively cheap. Even last-minute August flights to Hawaii are available for around $300 round-trip, including all taxes and fees. Then, starting next month, they will drop another $100 on average. Yes.
3. Hawaii remains an accessible, homey yet tropical vacation.
Why are late summer and fall so popular for Hawaii vacations?
The best weather of the whole year. While Hawaii is known for its wonderful weather year-round, late summer and fall are a secret find in terms of warm mild days and slightly cooler than summer nights.
Ocean conditions also tend to be more wonderful this time of year. The northern shores still have more swimming conditions, while the southern shores have waves. Have you gone for a swim in Hanalei Bay Kauai lately? We can tell you that the conditions are idyllic.
Are you planning to be part of Hawaii’s cool, off-season crowd?