Global Tourism Summit
Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority

Hawaii Convention Center
October 1 – 3, 2018

Register Today! Deadline Sept. 25

  • 4 Prominent and Innovative Keynote Speakers
  • Over 30 Sessions on Cultural, Sustainable, and Global Tourism Trends
  • Endless Networking Opportunities
  • Thousands of Attendees Attending for 1 Global Focus

PATA Hawaii Chapter is proud to sponsor this years Student Debate Forum

Hawaii Tourism Authority Appoints Jennifer Chun as Director of Tourism Research

Way to go Jen! PATA’s influence and insight has a strong foundation in the board members who donate incredible time and effort to advocate for the Hawaii tourism industry. As board chair, Jen exemplifies that dedication and leadership. Mahalo Jen for everything you do.

Hawaii Tourism Authority release: Chun has been analyzing tourism data for more than 20 years. She joined HTA in 2014 as Tourism Research Manager and prior to that served for a decade as a Director at Hospitality Advisors LLC, Hawaii’s leading hotel, tourism, and real estate consulting firm. Her background also includes serving as a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Global Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group.

Chun will lead HTA’s Tourism Research Division, which provides strategic analytical information about Hawaii tourism and conducts special research that supports State marketing and product development efforts, planning by industry partners, and policy making. HTA’s research publications help empower stakeholders to make informed decisions in support of Hawaii tourism, the State’s leading industry and largest provider of jobs.

Full release: 2017-11-20 HTA Release (17-44) Hawaii Tourism Authority Appoints Jennifer Chun as Director of Tourism Research

2018 Airline Update

Thursday, September 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Modern Honolulu – Ballroom A
1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu HI

It’s wheels up for an industry update on routes, new aircraft, and airport renovations at HNL.

  • Airport Update: State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation, Airports Division – Ross Higashi,
    Deputy Director Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Airports Division
  • Airline Update: United Airlines – Brian Roth, Regional Director of Sales – West
  • Airline Update: Hawaiian Airlines – Avi Mannis, Senior Vice President-Marketing

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2018 Annual Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum

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Thursday February 8, 2018


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IMPORTANT NOTE: Prompted by Monday night’s tsunami alert and the earlier ballistic missile false alarm, the focus of the lunch panel has shifted to a timely discussion of the visitor industry’s preparedness to respond to man­-made and natural disasters.

Hawaii sailed into 2018 on the momentum of six straight years of record visitor arrivals and Q1 double digit growth in air seats to Hawaii. Can we fill our rooms and seats, sustaining that growth? 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 from Hawaii’s hotels, retailers and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to highlight the industry’s emergency preparedness initiatives. Their insights will help you better prepare and prosper in 2018.

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Online Auction – all proceeds to VASH

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Couldn’t make it to our VASH Holiday Fundraiser? You can still let your holiday spirit shine through and find some great holiday gifts or well deserved New Years indulgences at the online auction. Bid big knowing that all proceeds go directly to the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, helping VASH help visitors in need.

Items include:

  • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas – Two (2) Night Stay – One Bedroom, Island View Villa

  • Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – Two-Night (2) stay in Ocean View Guest Accommodations

  • Fairmont Kea Lani – One (1)-Night Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Suite

  • KoAloha Soprano Ukulele

  • Select Watercolors by Nashi