Big Island hotel occupancy tops 53%; 64% on the Kohala Coast

  • Visitors enjoy the sun at Kamakahonu Beach fronting Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua Village. Big Island hotel occupancy rates topped 53% in April, a sign the state’s tourism industry is on a slow climb back to normal a year after the pandemic took hold. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors enjoy the sun at Kamakahonu Beach fronting Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua Village. Big Island hotel occupancy rates topped 53% in April, a sign the state’s tourism industry is on a slow climb back to normal a year after the pandemic took hold. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Big Island hotel occupancy rates topped 53% in April, a sign the state’s tourism industry is on a slow climb back to normal a year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.