Sketches of Maui Blog Posts

  • August Rates Up, Occupancy Down
    on Oct 11, 2011 in economy
    Aloha Kakou:Maui's occupancy was down for August of 2011 compared to August, 2010, but ADR and RevPar were both up for the island during the month.At least part of the success can be attributed to a strong Canadian visitor presence. August was the 14...
  • 2012 Growth "Modest"
    on Sep 2, 2011 in economy
    Aloha Kakou: Modest growth for 2012 is the key takeaway from a study issued today by University of Hawaii economists. Regarding housing prices, Maui condominium prices were down compared to 2010, with a $325,000 median price in July. That's about 1...
  • Maui July Occupancy Flat, Spending Up
    on Aug 25, 2011 in economy
    Aloha Kakou: July's island-wide occupancy was only 392 fewer than last year. Additional airline seats and a strong Canadian dollar mean the number of visitors from "north of the border" increased significantly this year with arrivals up almost 18%...
  • Maui's June Not Impressive
    on Aug 18, 2011 in rates economy
    Aloha Kakou: Despite a promising start to 2010, Maui's hotel occupancy began slowing in April. That slowdown continued through June. Maui's June occupancy was only one percentage point higher than that of June, 2010, at 66.7%. Rate gains for the...
  • Extreme Internet Charges
    on Aug 18, 2011 in internet
    Aloha Kakou: How much would you pay for daily internet service? $10, $20? Try $40 at the Airport Hilton in Rome. Yikes!
  • June Occupancy Decreases
    on Aug 17, 2011 in occupancy economy
    Aloha Kakou: Statewide occupancy decreased for the first time in a year and half during the month of June. June's occupancy rate of 70.7% was .7% lower than June of last year. Average Daily Rates (ADR) were up 9% compared to last June at $185.46.
  • Condo Sales
    on Aug 11, 2011 in real estate listing
    Aloha Kakou: Take a look at this list of west side condo units that have sold - it will give you an idea as to the potential value of what's on the market today.
  • Hotel Rates To Stay Flat
    on Aug 10, 2011 in rates
    Aloha Kakou: Recent economic events have lead at least one analyst to conclude that hotel rates for the remainder of 2011 and through 2012 will remain flat.
  • June Maui Visitors, Spending Up
    on Jul 29, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou: Though Maui had a slight increase in visitors, Hawaii's June occupancy was lower this year than last. Statewide, visitor spending was up, most likely due in part to increased room rates.
  • Maui Eldorado Current Listings
    on Jul 26, 2011 in real estate listing
    Aloha Kakou:Here are the most recent Maui Eldorado Current Active Listings as of 7/21/2011.J-118 Studio $250,000 LH Jim Foster Chase N Rainbows 661-7994/ Cell 870-5858K-215 Studio $250,000 LH Susan C DeLoria Whalers Realty Inc.661-8777 ext 533/ Cell...
  • May Occupancy Flat, Spending Up
    on Jun 29, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou:Maui occupancy remained consistent to that of last May but visitor spending increased compared to last year, up $6.50 per day per person to $184.20.
  • Maui's Unemployment State's Highest
    on Jun 16, 2011 in economy
    Aloha Kakou:Maui County's unemployment rate stands at 7.2%, the highest in the state. Still, that figure is a decline of 1% from the same time last year.Maui island's unemployment rate is 7.1%, compared to the Hawaii in general at 5.9%. http://mauine...
  • Beds Missed Most
    on Jun 15, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou:One of the best thing you can give your guest is a good night's sleep, according to a recent survey of 1000 U.S. consumers on vacation trends. Of that 1000 respondents, 57% said they would miss their beds most when on vacation. http://www...
  • First Scheduled Nonstop Between Shanghai & Honolulu
    on Jun 15, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou:China Eastern Airlines is poised to begin the first scheduled non-stop air service between Shanghai and Honolulu in August, according to Mike McCartney, President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.The twice-weekly flight will make i...
  • April Room, Occupancy Rates Rise
    on Jun 13, 2011 in hotel rates
    Aloha Kakou:Maui's hotel occupancy numbers showed a modest increase of 2.5% this April compared to last year. Hotel occupancy was 69.2% overall during the month.Maui's ADR rose $30, from $229 to $259 during the same period.
  • Maui Condo Sales Up, Prices Down
    on Jun 13, 2011 in real estate sales
    Aloha Kakou:Maui condo sales rose 5.7% this May compared to May, 2010.Maui's median condo price of $349,000 increased from April's $338,603 but was 14.9 % lower than last year's price of $410,000.
  • Air Seats Down To OGG
    on Jun 8, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou:The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has notified us that the number of air seats to OGG will be down about 8% this summer from US mainland destinations.The total number of seats is down about 434k a...
  • April Visitor Numbers Look Good
    on May 31, 2011 in tourism
    Aloha Kakou:Maui had an 11% growth in our number of visitors this April compared to 2010. Total visitor spending was up this year by 22.4%."The growth in arrivals to Maui in April 2011 was supported by increases from Canada (+32.7%), U.S. West (+12.4...
  • San Diego 6 Contest
    on May 24, 2011 in publicity
    Aloha Kakou:This commercial is running on San Diego's channel 6. We're participating in a contest with that channel and in conjunction with Kaanapali Beach Resort Association by providing 12 comp nights. Contestants can win one of four 3 night trips,...
  • All About Hawaii Feature
    on May 22, 2011 in publicity
    Aloha Kakou:All About Hawaii emailed this flyer out on Wednesday to approximately 3,820 travel agencies from their database, reaching over 10,115 individual agents. The special will also posted to All About's website and , a travel...