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.

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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.

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2018 HTA Global Tourism Summit

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TTRA
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

Board Chair Jen Chun promoted to distinguished postion – Director of Tourism Research for HTA

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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

Wrap Up: Airline and Airports Update 2018

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Mahalo to Ross Higashi, Brian Roth and Avi Mannis 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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2018 Airport and Airline Update

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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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