DBEDT tourism forecast

Forecasts–2nd Quarter 2017 (released on May 17, 2017)

DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s tourism sector slightly upward as it has been showing a better than expected performance. Visitor arrivals are now expected to increase 2.0 percent in 2017, 0.5 of a percentage point above the previous forecast. The forecast for visitor days in 2017 increased 0.8 of a percentage point to 2.2 percent. The forecast for visitor expenditure growth in 2017 was revised upward to 5.1 percent, from 2.9 percent growth projected in the previous forecast. For 2018, the growth rate of visitor arrivals, visitor days, and visitor expenditures are now expected to be 1.5 percent, 1.4 percent, and 1.9 percent, respectively.


Trends of Key Variables for Hawaii Tourism

(Since this trend section is updated more frequently, some of the recent developments in this section may not be reflected in our tourism forecasts above)