DBEDT tourism forecast

Forecasts–4th Quarter 2016 (released on Nov 16, 2016)

DBEDT revised upward its tourism projections as tourism has been performing better than expected. Visitor arrivals are expected to increase 2.3 percent in 2016, 0.4 of a percentage point above the previous forecast. The forecast for visitor days in 2016 increased 0.3 of a percentage point to 1.9 percent. The forecast for visitor expenditure growth in 2016 was revised upward to 3.9 percent, from 3.2 percent growth projected in the previous forecast. For 2017, the growth rate of visitor arrivals, visitor days, and visitor expenditures are now expected to be 1.8 percent, 2.0 percent, and 4.0 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)