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2020 PATA Hawaii Student Forum Pics!

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Mahalo to our panel experts who provided valuable career advice and industry insights to students from Hawaii’s higher education institutions. An enlightening and inspiring afternoon for over 100 students. PATA Hawaii welcomes them and their futures to our amazing world of hospitality professionals!

2020 PATA Hawaii Student Forum

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Wednesday February 5, 2020
Prince Waikiki Hotel
1:30PM

Career insight from industry experts!

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawaii Chapter Annual Student Forum is an extension of the 2020 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum, providing students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from a panel of successful industry professionals. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate!

Panelists:

  • Kazu Hayashida, Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations Center, Hilton
  • Steve Litchauer, Area Director of Engineering, Highgate
  • Marisa Oishi, Administrative Manager, Secure Bike Share Hawaii, LLC (Biki)
  • Karen Codilla, Corporate Director, Revenue and Distribution, Outrigger Hospitality
  • Kevin Yim, Vice President of Marketing, FCH Enterprises (Zippys).

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2020 Annual Outlook & Economic Forecast Forum

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Wednesday February 5, 2020
Prince Waikiki Hotel
7:45AM – 1:30PM

Roaring into the ’20s!

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While the 1920’s represented a “Roaring” period of significant change and growth, what’s ahead as we kick off “the Twenties” of the 21st Century? Continued but slower growth? Cautious optimism? 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 LGBTQ market; a look at new research using GPS location data; and an update on visitors’ transportation options for getting to/from/around the islands. These insights will help you better prepare and “roar” into the 2020s!

Speakers include Paul Brewbaker – TZ Economics, Evan Saunders, Director of Data at UberMedia, David Uchiyama, Chief Operating Officer at HART, and many more!

Morning coffee w/pastries and three-course lunch included.

The annual universities Student Forum will be held immediately following the event. Support the future, and a student by donating a seat!

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VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani 2019

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Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2019 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.

Registration, Event Info and Silent Auction Donation Forms

Wrap-Up: Airports and Infrastructure 2019

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Mahalo to Ross Higashi, Greg Heslin and Kyle Oldham 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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2019 Airports Update

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2018 Airline Update

Thursday, September 5
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI

It’s wheels up for a statewide airports update on planning, maintenance, and infrastructure at HNL.

Learn More – Speakers, Agenda & Registration

  • Airport Update: State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation, Airports Division – Ross Higashi, Deputy Director Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Airports Division
  • Airport Services:
    • Hertz: Statewide look at demand and service infrastructure and improvements, including an overview of the newly launched Maui facility and “plantation train”.
    • Avis/Budget: years in the making, the new HNL rental car facility has taken shape, with promises of a streamlined and consolidated experience. Learn more about what’s to come.

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.

Full Statement of Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO on the passing of Dr. Chuck Yim Gee – more