Culinary Conversations – Restaurants Driving Tourism

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Event to be rescheduled for future date.

Did you know that our appetites have just as much influence on our choices in travel as our hearts and minds?

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Join the industry community as PATA presents the people, campaigns, and epicurean delights that influence visitors to select our islands. You’ll learn about the 5-star events that persuade people to fly for amazing meals; how our unique food offerings make us a dining destination; and, how future restaurateurs are being developed right here at home at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Currently, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is running campaigns in North America that showcase local chefs and the ohana spirit that makes coming together at the dining table important for kamaaina and visitors alike. We’ll feature the highlights of that campaign.

  • Ron Takahashi, Department Chair, Culinary Arts, Kapiolani Community College, Culinary Institute of the Pacific and Education, Workforce Skills & Needs
  • Jay Talwar, Chief Marketing Officer, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, The Role of Restaurants in Marketing Hawaii to the World
  • Denise Yamaguchi, CEO & Founder, Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance, Event Marketing in the Culinary Tourism Segment & Farm to Table Initiatives
  • Fred DeAngelo, Chef de Cuisine, BLT Steak Waikiki, Tourism and the Kitchen – What’s Cooking?

We all have to eat, so join us for lunch and learn how that same concept can be used to drive business and create memorable meals and experiences for your guests.

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Congratulations PATA Lifetime Member Gloria Henderson

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Gloria Henderson awarded the Pillars of PATA Americas Chapter Award – Certificate of Appreciation

Gloria received this prestigious honor at the PATA educational conference held at the Bay Club Hotel and Marina in San Diego March second and third. Gloria’s industry advocacy and commitment to our local chapter make this well deserved recognition.

Flight Benefits – Member Exclusive

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Island Air

Enjoy special member rates when flying Island Air! PATA members receive 10% off all web fares by using the following:

Promo Code: PATAHI
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Travel: Now through December 15, 2017

2017 Annual Outlook & Economic Forecast Forum

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Thursday February 2, 2017

After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here?

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As 2017 gains altitude, consumers and business in the U.S. finds themselves navigating the winds of fear, change and opportunity. After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here? Change is certainly “in the air” in Hawai’i’s West Coast markets with the merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America; Hawaiian Airlines’ expected transition to single-aisle Airbus A321 neo aircraft in late 2017; and, in the Japan market, with Hawaiian Airlines’ new nonstop Tokyo Haneda-Kona service. Find out what’s on the radar for Hawai’i’s visitor industry at the PATA-TTRA 2017 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum.

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WRAP UP – VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani

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A huge Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka to all who attended, donated, and generously supported the Visitor Aloha Society during our breakfast and silent auction at Halekulani. More than $8,500 was raised and a great time was had by all. The room and food were spectacular, and the joy of the season filled the room.

In addition to food and friends, guest enjoyed a fantastic historical presentation from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and a reminder from VASH about how important contributing is and the positive impact we can all have on visitors who experience hardship.

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VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani

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Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2016 Industry Holiday Breakfast

It’s our annual Holiday event! The Hawaii Chapters of PATA & TTRA invite you to our Industry Holiday Breakfast and Silent Auction at Halekulani. This is a great opportunity to get in the spirit of the holidays, for giving, and to network with your industry peers.

We’re pleased to welcome Jessica Lani Rich, President and Director of VASH, the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. VASH continues to provide much-needed services to our visitors in need. 100% of our Silent Auction goes directly to VASH, which is dedicated to helping those visitors who have been victims of a crime or other adversities while visiting Hawaii.

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Wrap Up – Kuhio Rising and PATA 65 Celebration

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Mahalo to Mario Hardy, PATA Chief Executive Officer and our panel experts who provided insight into the renaissance of Kuhio Avenue. The upgrades continue and attendees got a sneak peek at the soon to open properties as well as a recap of the International Market Place opening. After the presentations members and guests moved out to the Royal Hawaiian’s beachfront lawn for pupus and cocktails to celebrate PATA’s significant milestone of supporting pacific Asia tourism for 65 years!

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Kuhio Rising & PATA’s 65th Anniversary

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Tuesday, October 4 2016

Join us for these two very special events in the Royal Hawaiian Hotels Regency Ballroom from 3 pm – 7 pm.

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Kuhio Avenue is experiencing a renaissance of culture and class. No longer bars and back alleys, this Waikiki hot spot keeps the destination fresh with new shopping, lodging and events to entice and entertain guests. Within the last few years, there has been a significant upscaling of Kuhio Avenue with the introduction of contemporary new hotel properties, and the reopening of International Market Place. Join the industry community to learn about some of the new brands that have, and will, enter the market, who they are hoping to attract and the potential they see on Kuhio Avenue. Hear is the exciting lineup of speakers!

• Stacy Manzo, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
• Dave Mark, Marketing & Sponsorship Director, International Market Place
• Marc Nasser, Director of Sales & Marketing, The ‘Okina, Autograph Collection
• Lance Wilhelm, Managing Principal-­‐Irongate, Ritz-­‐Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
• Theresa van Greunen, Director of Public relations and Promotions, Aqua-­‐Aston’s Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Following the event, PATA will be celebrating the significant milestone of supporting pacific Asia tourism for 65 years! Meet Mario Hardy, PATA Chief Executive Officer, joining us from Bangkok, at a reception immediately following the forum.

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WRAP-UP – Airline and Airport Update 2016

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2016 Airline Update

Mahalo to Peter Ingram and our panel experts who provided insight into the future of Hawaii air travel. As we approach record numbers of air travelers, facilities upgrades and expanded route networks insure that we meet our guest needs. We’ve consolidated all of the speaker presentations and hope this valuable information can help guide your business success.

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