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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

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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

2017 Annual Outlook & Economic Forecast Forum

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Thursday February 2, 2017

After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here?

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As 2017 gains altitude, consumers and business in the U.S. finds themselves navigating the winds of fear, change and opportunity. After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here? Change is certainly “in the air” in Hawai’i’s West Coast markets with the merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America; Hawaiian Airlines’ expected transition to single-aisle Airbus A321 neo aircraft in late 2017; and, in the Japan market, with Hawaiian Airlines’ new nonstop Tokyo Haneda-Kona service. Find out what’s on the radar for Hawai’i’s visitor industry at the PATA-TTRA 2017 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum.

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WRAP UP – VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani

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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 $8,500 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 a fantastic historical presentation from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and a reminder from VASH about how important contributing is and the positive impact we can all have on visitors who experience hardship.

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