As the Hawaii Tourism Authority released the January 2022 tourism statistics many Hawaii businesses were surprised to see that tourism was down over 30% from January 2020.
With most of this coming from the decrease in international travel, the island of Oahu was hit the worst. Interestingly, the smaller islands seemed to do the best. The islands of Maui and the Big Island seemed to stay about even.
What was interesting is that for the last few months most Hawaii businesses have been operating as "this is the busiest we have ever been". This points to the larger problem that Hawaii is facing, if tourism is down 30% and the businesses can not keep up with that they will to be able to keep up with any more increase in tourism.
Has any other states seen a similar problem in the travel industry?