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Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2012 9:10 AM HST

Tourism continues strong 2012 performance

By Ken Hupp - 67AM KPUA News

Hawai`iís visitor industry continues to outperform expectations, prompting the state to once again raise itís economic growth forecast. The state is expected to host 7.9 million
visitors this year, who are on track to spend $14.56 billion dollars, which represent gains of 9.4 and 18.8 percent from 2011. Overall state domestic product is forecast to grow by 1.6 percent this year and 2.4 percent in 2013, which is up a tenth of a percent from the previous forecast.



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