Japanese arrivals into Hawaii will drop by 6.4% by year’s end only reaching 1.1 million as one of the worst years for tourism in recent memory comes to a close.
Based on forecast numbers from Hawaii Tourism, some 100,000 Japanese travellers will arrive in Hawaii this month, bringing the total to over a million for the year.
This news comes after November saw the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)’s marketing committee approve an additional US$1.238 million to stimulate travel after a lacklustre year in international arrivals.
Asia will be directly targeted with the recent allocation with US$448,000 going to the Shanghai Expo, US$400,000 going to Japan Airlines Marketing, and US$240,000 marketing to the Korean MICE market.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X