Statistics & Reports

Presentations:

U.S.-China Leadership Summit

Getting China Ready

China Friendly Initiative

Hotel Equity & Leadership Perspectives

USS Constitution Museum Strategic Planning Committee Presentation\

Chinese Executive Travel Program

International Student Statistics

Harvard, M.I.T & Boston University

Visitors Statistics

  • Total Domestic & International Visitors to Boston & Cambridge including day trippers in 2013: 19,000,000
  • Number of Overseas Visitors to Boston &Cambridge in 2013: 1,282,000 (a 3% increase over 2012)

      • Average stay of convention guest: 3.1 days
      • Average spend of convention guest: $1,225.00/delegate

           Total of $9.1 billion in spending impact from domestic and international visitors

        • The GBCVB projects a 4% growth in the number of total visitors in 2014, estimated at 19,700,000

          Sources: Business Travel News, Pinnacle Advisory Group, US Dept. of Commerce

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           Source: Mastercard Global Destinations Index

          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


            • Hotels open/anticipated for 2014:
              • The Inn at Hastings Park, 22 rooms- opened February 2014
              • Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Plymouth, 50 rooms - opening June 29, 2014
              • Verb Hotel, 94-rooms - opening Summer 2014
              • Porter Square Hotel, 65-rooms- projected opening Fall 2014
              • TownPlace Suites Chelsea, 140 rooms - opening Fall 2014
              • Marriott Fairfield Inn Cambridge, 123 rooms - opening Fall 2014
            • Hotels anticipated for 2015:
              • The Godfrey, Downtown Crossing, 243 rooms - projected opening early 2015
              • Envoy Hotel Seaport District, 136 rooms - projected opening spring 2015
              • Hampton Inn & Suites Worcester - opening Summer 2015
              • Marriott AC Hotel Medford, 152 rooms - opening Fall 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-rooms
              • Aloft Hotel South Boston, 330 rooms -projected opening 2016
              • Element Hotel South Boston, 180 rooms-projected opening 2016
              • 40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay, 227 rooms
              • TownPlace Suites by Marriott, 120 rooms
              • Haymarket Square Hotel, 225 rooms
              • Hotel at Brighton Landing, 175 rooms
              • Hotel at 240 Tremont Street, 202 rooms
              • Marriott Residence Inn Watertown, 148 rooms
              • Four Seasons Hotel on the Christian Science Plaza Carpenter & Co. Development, 211 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

            Occupancy By Month   Jan
            Feb
            Mar Apr
            May
            Jun
             Jul Aug
             Sep  Oct Nov
            Dec
            2013 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%
            2014 Month End 60.5% 64.7% 79.1% 88.1% 88.8% 90.6%  93%          

            Average Daily Rate by Month
            Jan
            Feb
            Mar
            Apr
            May
            Jun
            Jul
            Aug
            Sep
            Oct
            Nov
            Dec
            2013 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
            2014 Month End
            $168.42
            $171.86
            $197.95
            $258.72
            $262.76
            $259.41  $243.66          

            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

            Since opening in June 2004, the BCEC has hosted:

            • 2,250 events
            • 7.3 million attendees
            • 6,000 jobs annually
            • 5.4 million hotel room night stays
            • $292 million in city and state taxes over the past 10 years
            • $5.5 billion in economic activity

            2015 Outlook Report and Regional Lodging Report

            Outlook Report

            Attraction & Museum Activity (based on 20 attractions & museums in Boston & Cambridge)

            • May Year to Date 3,022,661 visitors
            • 2013 2,619,000 visitors
            • Percentage change: 15% YTD

            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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