Here’s the quote from Mauinow.com: “Total expenditures by visitors to Hawaii in January 2012 reached $1.345 billion, the best one-month total on record, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.”
The largest growth in tourists by origin was Canada with a 9% growth over January of 2011. Maui saw the greatest growth of the islands and is enjoying this surge in tourism revenue.
Here’s how the timeshare industry fared in this time period: “Most types of accommodations experienced heavier visitor traffic in January 2012, especially hotel properties (+10.4%). More Canadian (+11%) and US East (+6.3%) visitors stayed in hotels compared to January 2011. Significantly more Japanese visitors stayed in timeshare properties (+17.4%) compared to last January.”
Timeshare rental and resales remains strong in Hawaii as well. More and more travel and tourism in Hawaii is shifting to timeshare vs hotels.
The Hawaii timeshare resale market has always been strong – well represented with big names like Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, Sands of Kahana Vacation Club, Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, Maui Schooner Resort, Kahana Beach Resort, Maui Lea at Maui Hill and others.
If you are considering a Marriott timeshare in Hawaii (as there are several to choose from) remember, MARRIOTT HAS CHANGED THEIR MARKETING PLAN TO OFFER NON-DEEDED VACATION POINTS PLAN. THE ONLY WAY TO BUY DEEDED FLOAT WEEKS AND GUARANTEE YOUR HAWAII DESTINATION IS TO BUY A RESALE.