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Guests’ survey outcomes from the fourth quarter present that their excessive general satisfaction overshadowed the results of inflation, in response to the Hawai’i State Division of Enterprise, Financial Growth and Tourism.

The outcomes had been from the This fall 2022 Customer Satisfaction and Exercise Survey taken by vacationers from the U.S. West, U.S. East, Canada, Japan, Oceania, Korea and China.

The survey discovered {that a} majority of tourists from all markets surveyed indicated a excessive probability to return to the Hawaiian Islands within the subsequent 5 years.

Greater than 60 p.c of tourists from all markets indicated they had been “very doubtless” to return to Hawai‘i within the subsequent 5 years.


Hawai‘i’s largest main market space, the U.S. West, noticed 80.6 p.c of tourists indicating an curiosity in returning, adopted by 77.8 p.c of these from Korea, 67.1 p.c from Canada, 64.7 p.c from the U.S. East and 61.6 p.c from Oceania.

These from the U.S. West and U.S. East who traveled in smaller events had been extra prone to return, as had been extra prosperous guests from the U.S. West.

Repeat guests from the U.S. West, U.S. East, Oceania and Canada expressed a better probability of returning to the state than first-time guests. The most important barrier to returning to Hawai‘i within the subsequent 5 years for all markets surveyed continued to be the excessive price of a trip within the state.

“Guests’ expressed curiosity in returning to Hawai‘i speaks to the standard expertise supplied by our business and neighborhood companions, and the people who have interaction with vacationers all through the state,” mentioned John De Fries, president and CEO of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. “We proceed to teach guests about tips on how to journey mindfully, together with methods they will help native companies, protect our islands’ pure and cultural assets, and make significant connections.”


Customer satisfaction is a Key Efficiency Indicator of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s Strategic Plan, together with resident satisfaction, common every day customer spending and whole customer spending. General satisfaction ranges amongst guests from all markets surveyed remained constantly excessive all through 2022, rivaling pre-pandemic ranges.

Guests ranking their most up-to-date journey to Hawai‘i as “wonderful” included U.S. West (87.5 p.c), U.S. East (88.7 p.c), Canada (79.5 p.c), Japan (79.5 p.c), Oceania (75.2 p.c) and Korea (85.5 p.c).

Previous to or throughout their journey, nearly all of guests surveyed recalled seeing or listening to details about caring for and respecting Hawai‘i’s tradition, individuals and setting. Greater than half of tourists from the U.S. West, U.S. East and Korea recalled seeing or listening to details about protected and accountable journey; ocean and mountaineering security; and supporting native or purchasing native.

Hawai‘i exceeded expectations amongst many guests, with 42.6 p.c from U.S. West, 51.3 p.c from U.S. East, 43.7 p.c from Canada, 32.5 p.c from Oceania, and 68.0 p.c from Korea indicating their newest journey “exceeded expectations.”


Youthful respondents between 18 and 34 years outdated from the U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan and Canada had been extra prone to reply that their journey exceeded expectations in comparison with guests from these markets in different age teams.

A robust majority of tourists within the fourth quarter from all markets surveyed had been “very doubtless” to advocate the Hawaiian Islands as a trip vacation spot to their family and friends. Guests from North American markets had been the almost definitely to advocate Hawai‘i, led by these from the U.S. East (89.1 p.c), U.S. West (88.9 p.c), Canada (87.2 p.c), Oceania (79.4 p.c) and Korea (76.7 p.c).

As a result of comparatively small variety of guests from Japan and China who accomplished the survey this quarter, knowledge from these markets usually are not highlighted.

A complete of 4,845 guests had been surveyed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022.

The complete outcomes from the This fall 2022 VSAT can be found on-line, click on right here.