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 VISITORS TO BOSTON AND REGION

CY 2013  -  Total of 19,000,000 international (includes overseas, as well as Canadian visitors) and domestic visitors to the Boston region (Boston MSA)

    CY 2013  -  Total of 12 million visitors to City of Boston

    CY 2013  - 10.1 million domestic visitors to City of Boston

TOP  ORIGIN MARKETS OF BOSTON VISITORS IN CY 2013

Visitors tothe Boston MSA came from:

1.    Mass -  35%

2.    NY     -  12%

3.    CT     -   10%

4.    NH    -    6%

5.   NJ       -   4%

6.   ME     -    4%

7.    RI     -    3%

8.    CA   -     2%

9.    FL    -     2%

10.   PA   -     2%

TOP REGIONS OF BOSTON VISITORS IN CY 2013


New England accountsfor  63% of all Boston visitors

Mid-Atlantic States account for 18% of all Boston visitors

STAY AND SPEND DATA IN CY 2013

Average length of stay for domestic visitors is 2.5 nights

Average total spend for leisure visitors - $572 per night

Average party size for leisure visitors is 2.1

Approximately 40% of visitors' spend is for accommodations and 60% is for dining, entertainment,shopping and sightseeing.

Visitor Spending In CY ‘13

 

Spend

Payroll

Jobs

State Taxes

Local Taxes

Domestic

$9,717,100,000

$1,939,200,000

$60,750

$301,000,000

$190,400,000

International

$1,777,400,000

$393,500,000

$13,223

$68,800,000

$36,300,000

Total

$11,494,500,000

$2,332,700,000

$73,973

$369,800,000

$226,700,000

2013 Overseas Visitor Highlights

 

Overseas to Boston

Estimated Arrivals

1,282,000

Nights in Boston

8.7

Stayed in Hotel

69.3%

Nights in Hotel

4.3

Rm. Nights Sold

2,546,821

Trip Purpose (main and/or secondary)

 

Leisure

62.4%

Business

16.0%

 

2013 Overseas Visitor Total Direct Spending

 

Overseas to Boston

Total Direct Spending

$892,272,000

Spending/visitor/stay

$696


Boston 2013 Visitor Arrivals by World Region and Top Countries

Country of Residence

2013 Boston Visitor Volume* Volume (in 100s)

United Kingdom

196

People's Rep. of China

105

Germany

103

France

69

Japan

56

Australia

53

India

53

Italy

49

Korea, South

49

Brazil

47

Ireland

36

Venezuela

30

Mexico (air only)

29

Spain

28

Switzerland

26

 

2013 Selected Highlights for Overseas Travelers to Boston
Data presented as percentage in table unless indicated otherwise.

 

Overseas

UK

Germany

China

Brazil

Australia

Estimated Arrivals

1,282,000

196,000

103,000

105,000

47,000

53,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Spend

$892,272,000

$82,908,000

$42,642,000

$224,910,000

$69,936,000

$40,168,700

Spend/Stay

$696

$423

$414

$2,142

$1,488

$758

Spend/Night

$80

$94

$90

$85

$155

$143

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nights in Boston

8.7

4.5

4.6

25.2

9.6

5.3

Nights in Hotel

4.3

3.3

3.3

6.0

6.3

5.4

Stayed in Hotel

69.3%

79.2%

70.4%

50.2%

71.9%

81.3%

Rooms Nights

2,546,821

320,166

149,556

186,035

133,060

166,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure

62.4

67.5

71.8

48.6

62.4

87.6

Business

16.0

16.3

15.1

17.5

21.8

8.9

VFR

36.8

39.9

38.9

36.2

27.7

25.2

Student/Education

13.9

5.1

11.0

25.2

14.7

8.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Places

50.0

62.8

58.9

39.0

43.9

79.1

Sightseeing

83.6

84.6

91.2

87.2

82.7

94.9

Small Towns

48.6

60.4

64.9

49.8

24.7

60.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

    MASTERCARD 2014 GLOBAL DESTINATION CITIES INDEX

    Global Citiies Chart 22

    International Overnight Visitors increased 5.20% from 2013

    Global Cities Chart 27

    International Overnight Visitors Spend increased 11.50% from 2013

     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

      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

      • Hotels anticipated for 2015:
        • Fairfield Inn & Suites Cambridge, 124 rooms - opening January 2015
        • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Chelsea, 140 rooms - opening February 2015
        • Porter Square Hotel Cambridge, 65 rooms - projected opening early 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
        • 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
        • Marriott Hotel, Station Landing, Medford, 152 rooms - projected December 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%  92.4%        

      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  $244.52        

      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)

      • September Year to Date 7,101,613 total visitors

      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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