Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2019 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 once again 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: Airports and Infrastructure 2019

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Mahalo to Ross Higashi, Greg Heslin and Kyle Oldham who provided valuable insight into our aviation industry and the customer experience. We’ve consolidated all of the speaker presentations and hope this valuable information can help guide your business success.

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2019 Airports Update

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2018 Airline Update

Thursday, September 5
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI

It’s wheels up for a statewide airports update on planning, maintenance, and infrastructure at HNL.

Learn More – Speakers, Agenda & Registration

  • Airport Update: State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation, Airports Division – Ross Higashi, Deputy Director Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Airports Division
  • Airport Services:
    • Hertz: Statewide look at demand and service infrastructure and improvements, including an overview of the newly launched Maui facility and “plantation train”.
    • Avis/Budget: years in the making, the new HNL rental car facility has taken shape, with promises of a streamlined and consolidated experience. Learn more about what’s to come.

In Memoriam, with Aloha – Dr. Chuck Yim Gee

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On May 16, 2019, the Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawai‘i Chapter lost PATA Hawai‘i Life Member and legend in Hawai‘i’s tourism industry, Chuck Yim Gee. Chuck was an outstanding educator, serving as TIM dean for the University of Hawaii, touching the lives of thousands in Hawai‘i and throughout the world. Chuck was an enthusiastic supporter of PATA and PATA Hawai‘i. Loquacious and friendly, Chuck’s presence invigorated chapter events and all those in his presence.

Dean Gee’s PATA lifetime achievement plaque can be seen at it’s permanent installation in the Gallery of Legends at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Full Statement of Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO on the passing of Dr. Chuck Yim Gee – more

Wrap Up: Hardly Traditional: Hawaii Hotels

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Mahalo to our panel experts who showed us how Hawaii’s lodging environment continues to evolve and what the future holds from 5-Star to alternative accommodations and everything in between. We’ve consolidated all of the speaker presentations and hope this valuable information can help guide your business success.

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Hardly Traditional: Hawaii Hotels Find “Room” for Growth in the Dynamic Marketplace

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Have you heard about Aqua Aston’s latest expansion plans providing visitors with a range of new lodging options from economy to luxury? Are you in the know regarding Castle Resort’s entry into the home rental market?Up-to-date on the new ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach and other Highgate developments? Find out what these changes in our dynamic marketplace mean for Hawaii’s visitor industry.

2019 Annual Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum

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Thursday February 7, 2019

@ A Crossroads

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“Hey Nineteen!”….as the state enters 2019, Hawaii’s visitor industry finds itself at the crossroads of a seventh consecutive year of record visitor arrivals, tapering resident sentiment toward the industry, and new leadership at the Hawaii Tourism Authority. So, where do we go from here? Find out what our line-up of experts think. In addition to the annual economic and visitor industry forecasts, this year’s forum will also feature a panel of representatives working to grow Hawaii’s markets in Asia and the Meetings, Convention and Incentive markets. Their insights will help you better prepare and prosper in 2019!   

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VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani 2018

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Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2018 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 once again 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. We will also hear from John Morgan, President of Kualoa Ranch Hawaii, a 4,000 acre family owned ranch on the Windward side of Oahu. Kualoa is known as Hawaii’s Hollywood backlot, where tours are offered daily, visiting famous movie film sites and learning about the company’s Agriculture, Stewardship and Preservation efforts. The mission of Kualoa Ranch is to enrich people’s lives by preserving the land and celebrating its’ history.

Registration, Event Info and Silent Auction Donation Forms