Not only is tourism flourishing in the Aloha state, so are the locals. Population growth in Honolulu County has been steadily climbing over the past 40 years. According to the World Tourism Organization, “modern tourism is closely linked to [the] development” of vacation destinations. With its black sandy beaches, incredible volcanoes and island way of life, it’s no wonder people who visit often decide to stay.
Source: By 2030, UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to reach 1.8 billion (UNWTO Tourism Towards 2030). (n.d.). World Tourism Organization UNWTO. Retrieved September 18, 2016, from http://www2.unwto.org/content/why-tourism