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 $6,500 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 an educational presentation from Matt Bauer, Chief Executive Officer of Kupu, a non-profit organization which empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawaii, and the incredible ukulele stylings of Maia Mayeshiro, Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2017, a graduate of Kupu. The important mission of VASH was reinforced, reminding us of the importance of contributing and the positive impact we can all have on visitors who experience hardship.

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12/1 Halekulani

Get the Good Stuff! All proceeds support the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. Last minute registration? Click here!

Join us to support VASH, connect with industry peers and celebrate the holidays in style!

Partial item list:

  • Two (2) Coach Class Roundtrip Vouchers on Alaska Airlines or Virgin America
  • Two (2) Night stay at the Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
  • One (1)-Night Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani and Dinner for Two (2) at Ko Restaurant
  • Two Night Stay in a Partial Ocean View Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
  • Two-Night (2) stay in Ocean View Guest Accommodations at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
  • $250 Gift Certificate for Paia Inn on Maui and $150 Gift Card for Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and Inn in Paia, Maui
  • Luxurious Two (2) Night Stay for Two (2) in a Superior Room at The Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
  • Two (2) Night Stay, High Ocean View at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel.
  • Two (2) Night Ocean Front Accommodation at Sheraton Waikiki Resort.
  • Two (2) Nights Historic Garden Accommodation at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort.
  • Two (2) Night Stay – One Bedroom, Island View Villa at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • Two (2) Night Ocean View Accommodations at Wailea Beach Resort Marriott.
  • Twilight Tour Certificate for up to six (6) guests at the Honolulu Zoo
  • Ultimate Ranch Tour for up to Two (2) guests on a Kawasaki TERYX4 at Kipu Ranch in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Four (4) Guest Passes and 4 Car Magnets for the Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Four (4) Guest Passes, Four (4) Simulation Flight Passes, One (1) Logo Lanyard, One (1) Logo Luggage Tag and Two (2) Car Magnets for the Pacific Aviation Museums
  • Two (2) complimentary Admission/Show tickets, which includes the General Admission, and Evening Show at the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Mokulua Island Guided Kayak Tour for One (1) Adult includes RT transporation from Waikiki, lunch on an offshore island and snorkeling equipment
  • Free Annual Family Pass for Waimea Valley, for Two (2) adults and children (up to the age of 18) and includes 10% off at Ku’ono Waiwai and 10% off at Na Mea ‘Ono
  • Two (2) complimentary premium orchestra tickets for one Halekulani Masterworks concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall during 2017-2018 season
  • Two (2) certificates for lunch or dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona
  • Two (2) $75 promotional vouchers for Duke’s Waikiki
  • $100 Flour & Barley Gift Card
  • $100 to Kai Market in the Sheraton Waikiki Resort
  • $50 Certificate to Big City Diner
  • $50 Complimentary Dining Certificate to PF Chang’s
  • Miniature mah jong set in decorated wood carrying case
  • RISIS Golden Carp Collections: 1 pair of gold chopsticks with carp holder for table service
  • Set of four Staffordshire fine bone china cups
  • Handcrafted plate in cloud-white with display stand from renown Taiwan Hsiao Fung master potter, gift boxed
    Gift Boxed premium Taiwan Oolong tea from Chia Yi County
  • Vintage Hotel plated silver wine chiller, acquired from Bergdof Goodman NY Antiques Dept. (1960)
  • Roy Burgess Canvas Giclee
  • Crowne Plaza Beijing Executive Silverline Putter Set in Aluminum Case
    Four (4) Vintage Cristallerie Zweisel Full Lead Crystal Wine Goblets
  • Honolulu Cookie Company Gift Baskets
  • Thirty One Gifts Tote with $25 Thirty One Gifts Gift Card
  • Two (2) Norman Rockwell Collectors Plates
  • Ribbon Lei crafted by Lisa Fallau with ornament
  • Limited Edition 12-inch fine art print from Sea Glass Fine Art
  • Vera Bradley Mallory Crossbody Bag in Sycamore Wild Berry
  • Chianti Banfi Red Wine
  • DaVinci Red Wine
  • Villa Nozzole Chianti Classico Red Wine
  • Watercolors by Nashi

VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani 2017

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Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2017 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. We will also hear from Matt Bauer, Chief Executive Officer of Kupu, a non-profit organization which empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawaii by educating and mentoring youth to become stewards of our culture and environment. And, we will hear some of the ukulele stylings by Maia Mayeshiro, Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2017, a graduate of Kupu and proponent of Kupu’s mission to Learn. Serve. Restore.

Registration, Event Info and Silent Auction Donation Forms

2017 HTA Global Tourism Summit

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GLOBAL TOURISM SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 19 – 21 , 2017
Presented by Hawaii Tourism Authority at the Hawaii Convention Center

September 19, 2017

PATA Hawaii Student Forum: Planning for a Career in the Global Tourism Environment

The Pacific Asia Hawaii Chapter, in conjunction with the 2017 Global Tourism Summit, hosts an Annual PATA Hawaii Student Forum to provide students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management with an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from, and have their career-related questions answered by, a panel of successful professionals in the field. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate. Open to all delegates.

Speakers: Barbara Falvey, Marie Kumabe, Howard Nusbaum, Dan Spencer, Kelly Sanders, Sandra Weir and Ron Williams

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PATA Hawaii supports the Hawaii Tourism Authorities 2017 Global Tourism Summit, providing industry education and sharing our islands of aloha with the world.

WRAP UP – Airport and Airline Update 2017

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Mahalo to our panel experts who provided insight into the future of Hawaii air travel. As we once again welcome record numbers of air travelers to the islands, facilities upgrades, updated fleets, and mergers all affect the ability to make our first and last impressions positive and memorable. We’ve consolidated all of the speaker presentations and hope this valuable information can help guide your business success.

Speaker Presentations

2017 Airport and Airline Update

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Thursday, August 10
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Prince Waikiki, Pi‘inaio Ballroom

It’s wheels up for an industry update on mergers, 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: Island Air – Richard Oshiro, Vice President Sales & Marketing
  • Airline Update: Alaska Airlines – Daniel Chun, Regional Manager of Sales and Community Marketing

Learn More – Speakers, Agenda & Registration

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
Booking: Now through December 15, 2017
Travel: Now through December 15, 2017