According to the KLCO
report, Oahu continues to be the state's most popular tourist destination, leading the islands with a 77 percent occupancy rate in 1992 and sustaining annual room rate increases.
More than 1,650 builders, developers, lenders and professional real estate advisers responded to the KLCO
Southeast Asia represents the fastest growing visitor market in the world, with Malaysia attracting the area's most tourists -- approximately 7 million a year," said Paul DeMyer, KLCO
national director of hospitality consulting services.
study, "Japanese Capital Flows: Availability and Constraints" explains how this liquidity resulted in higher asset values of Japanese property and financial instruments that investors borrowed against to acquire trophy properties, artworks, entire companies, and stocks and bonds.