2018 Annual Outlook  and  Economic  Forecast  Forum

Thursday,  February  8,  2018
7:45  am  –  1:30  pm
Prince Waikiki Hotel  –  Mauna Kea Ballroom

Figuring out the industry “X” factor for 2018.

After  six  consecutive  years  of  record  visitor  arrivals,  Hawaii soared into 2018 with solid forward momentum, fueled by a double-­digit (+11  percent) increase in scheduled first quarter nonstop air seats to the state. Change is “in the air” in the year ahead with the launch of “South  by Southwest” flights, as Southwest Airlines kicks off service; Air Asia X enters the eastbound market, Hawaiian Airlines provides travelers with a whole “neo” way to fly; and United Airlines makes the “Friendly  Skies” even friendlier with a 25 percent increase in first quarter domestic flights to Hawaii! Find out what else is on the radar for Hawaii’s visitor industry at the PATA-­TTRA 2018 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum.

Agenda:

7:45 am – 8:30 am
Registration (continental breakfast)

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Session I: Economic Trends & Forecasts

Moderator: Chris Kam, Executive VP, Market Insights & Development, OmniTrak Group

  • Eugene Tian, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
  • Joseph Toy, President & CEO, Hospitality Advisors, LLC
  • Paul Brewbaker, Principal, TZ Economics

9:45 am – 10:30 am
Session II: Industry Update

  • A3H  –  Activities  &  Attractions  Association  of  Hawaii
  • Hawaii  Restaurant  Association
  • Retail  Merchants  of  Hawaii

10:30 am – 11:35 am
Session III: Marketing Effectiveness

  • Frank  Haas,  Hospitality  &  Tourism  Education  Dept.,  Kapiolani  Community  College
  • Jeffrey  Eslinger,  DK  Shifflet  &  Associates
  • Retail  Merchants  of  Hawaii

11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Session: Airline Panel

Cost:

$145 PATA Members
$145 TTRA Members
$185 Non-members
$1,015 Table Sponsor (7)

Hotel Self Parking – $8
Hotel Valet – $11

Registration:

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Please RSVP by February 2, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!