Statistics & Reports

Presentations:

U.S.-China Leadership Summit

Getting China Ready

China Friendly Initiative

International Student Statistics

Harvard, M.I.T & Boston University

Visitors Statistics

  • Total Domestic & Overseas Visitors to Boston & Cambridge in 2012: 22.5 M
  • Total Domestic & Overseas Visitors (including day trippers) to Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2012: 28.4 M
  • Estimated number of Overseas Visitors to Boston & Cambridge in 2012: 1,250,000
    • Business: 420,000
    • Leisure: 830,000
    • Average stay of convention guest: 3.1 days
    • Average spend of convention guest: $1,225.00/delegate

         Total of $8.6 billion in spending impact from domestic and international visitors

      • The GBCVB projects a 4% growth in the number of total visitors in 2013, estimated at 23.4 M

        Sources: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, Business Travel News, Pinnacle Advisory Group, US Dept. of Commerce

        2014 Corporate Travel Index

        Rank City
        Hotel
        Car
        Food
        Total
        Change
         #3  Boston  $255.90  $51.70  $105.43  $413.03  -3.5%

        Source: Business Travel News

        2012 Selected Highlights for Overseas Travelers to Boston 

        Estimated Overseas Travelers: 1,250,000

         Country of Residence
        2012 Boston Visitor EST. Volume (in 000s)
        United Kingdom
        207
        People's Rep. of China
        147
        Germany 111
        France 70
        Japan 67
        Italy 56
        Australia 49
        Brazil 48
        India 43
        South Korea
        41
        Spain 38
        Ireland 25
        Venezuela 24
        Switzerland 22

        2012 Selected Highlights for Total Overseas Travelers to Boston and Top 3 Markets, UK, China & Germany

          Total Overseas   UK China Germany
        Estimated Travelers
        1,250,000 207,000 147,000 111,000
         Total Spend
        $840,375,000 $95,013,000 $298,601,100 $43,956,000
         Spend/stay $672 $459 $2,031 $396
         Spend/night $83 $90 $111 $72
         Nights in hotel 4.2 4.1
        3.9 3.3

         Top activities for overseas visitors while in Boston:

        • Shopping
        • Visiting Art Galleries/Museums
        • Visiting Historical Places
        Source: US Department of Commerce

          Flight Statistics (2013)

          • Total Flights: 361,339 (up 1.8%)
          • Total Airport Passengers: 30,218,631 (up 3.4%)
          • Total Domestic Passengers: 25,577,960 (up 3.4%)
          • Total International Passengers: 4,545,799 (up 3.7%)

          Sources: Massachusetts Port Authority, Aviation Administration, Logan International Airport

          Heavier International Flavor

          Full article:  Wall Street Journal: Boston's Charm Offensive for Direct Flights Overseas

          Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2014 and beyond

          Hotels open/anticipated for 2014:

          • The Inn at Hastings Park- opened February 2014
          • Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Plymouth,  50 rooms - opening in June 2014
          • Verb Hotel, 94-rooms - opening Summer 2014
          • Porter Square Hotel, 65-rooms -projected opening Fall 2014
          • TownPlace Suites Chelsea, 140 rooms  - opening November 2014

          Hotels anticipated for 2015:

          • The Godfrey, Downtown Crossing, 243 rooms - projected opening early 2015
          • Aloft Hotel South Boston, 330 rooms -projected opening 2015
          • Element Hotel South Boston, 180 rooms-projected opening 2015
          • Envoy Hotel Seaport District, 136 rooms - projected opening spring 2015
          • Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge, 124 rooms -projected opening 2015
          • Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 178 rooms -  projected opening 2015

          Hotels anticipated for 2016 and beyond:

          • Courtyard Marriott Boston TD Garden/North Station, 210-room - projected opening 2016
          • 40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay, 227 rooms, - mid-2016
          • TownPlace Suites by Marriott - projected opening 2016
          • Haymarket Square Hotel, 180 rooms - projected opening 2016
          • Hotel at Brighton Landing, 220 rooms - projected opening 2016
          • Hotel at 240 Tremont Street, 202 rooms -projected 2016 opening
          • Christian Science Plaza, 250 rooms

          Occupancy / Rate / RevPar

           Boston Cambridge  2013
           2012 2013 % Change
           Occupancy 78.1% 80.3%
          2.2%
           Average Rate $217.01 $222.51 2.5%
           RevPAR $169.47
          $178.63 5.4%

           Source: Pinnacle Advisory Group

           Boston Cambridge Projections 2014 2013
           2014
           Occupancy  80.3% 79%
           Average Rate
           $222.51  $238.10
           RevPAR  $178.63  $188.10

          Source: Pinnacle Advisory Group

          2013 Occupancy By Month   Jan
          Feb
          Mar Apr
          May
          Jun
           Jul Aug
           Sep  Oct Nov
          Dec
           Month End
           57.1% 65.0%
           82.3%  85.0%  85.6%  90.7%  88.2%  91.5%  87.7%  91.3%  78.9%  58.8%

          2013 Average Daily Rate by Month
          Jan
          Feb
          Mar
          Apr
          May
          Jun
          Jul
          Aug
          Sep
          Oct
          Nov
          Dec
           Month End
          $159.26 $163.62
          $184.22 $229.36
          $235.40
          $239.08
          $215.66
          $215.57
          $247.57
          $281.65
          $214.63
          $168.76

          Source: Pinnacle Advisory Group

          Boston Market Segmentation

          Boston benefits from a relatively balanced market mix between commercial (corporate transient), group, and leisure room night demand, shown in the charts below.  As demonstrated in YTD2013, a year when citywide convention demand was not as strong as 2012 and for 2014F, self-contained group demand was captured in place of the larger conventions, which maintained a balance between the segments.  When looking at Boston from a hotel investment standpoint, this demand balance helps mitigate risk exposure.

          According to the MCCA, the two Boston convention centers in fiscal year (FY) 2012 generated economic impact of approximately $461 million in local spending by 670,962 convention attendees utilizing 519,815 hotel room nights, transportation, restaurants, and retail.  The breakdown of Boston conventions was as follows:  

          • 29.3% Commercial
          • 19.9% Medical
          • 9.2% Education
          • 8.3% High-Tech
          • 33.3% Other

          Boston Area Market Mix

           Source: PKF Consulting

          2014 Outlook Report and Regional Lodging Report

          Outlook Report
          Source: Pinnacle Advisory Group Boston

          The Largest Museums in Massachusetts - Ranked by 2013 Attendance

          Source: Boston Business Journal

           Rank    Name   
          2013 Attendance
           1  Museum of Science, Boston
          1 Science Park
          Boston, MA 02114
          617-723-2500
           1,462,069
           2  New England Aquarium
          Central Wharf
          Boston, MA 02110
          617-973-5200
           1,281,790
           3  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          465 Huntington Ave.
          Boston, MA 02115
          617-267-9300
           1,134,289
           4  Boston Children's Museum
          308 Congress St.
          Boston, MA 02210
          617-426-6500
           541,034
           5  Franklin Park Zoo
          1 Franklin Park Road
          Boston, MA 02121
          617-541-5466
           397,976
           6  USS Constitution Museum
          Charlestown Navy Yard
          Boston, MA 02129
          617-426-1812
           346,000
           7  Plimoth Plantation
          137 Warren Ave.,
          Plymouth, MA 02362
          508-746-1622
           300,000
           8  The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
          100 Northern Ave.,
          Boston, MA 02210
          617-478-3100
           255,898
           9  Springfield Museums
          21 Edwards St.,
          Springfield, MA 01103
          800-625-7738
           253,484
           10  Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
          26 Oxford Street
          Cambridge, MA 02138
          617-496-1638
           244,095

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