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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

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

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

Learn More – Speakers, Agenda & Registration

Online Auction – all proceeds to VASH

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Couldn’t make it to our VASH Holiday Fundraiser? You can still let your holiday spirit shine through and find some great holiday gifts or well deserved New Years indulgences at the online auction. Bid big knowing that all proceeds go directly to the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, helping VASH help visitors in need.

Items include:

  • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas – Two (2) Night Stay – One Bedroom, Island View Villa

  • Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – Two-Night (2) stay in Ocean View Guest Accommodations

  • Fairmont Kea Lani – One (1)-Night Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Suite

  • KoAloha Soprano Ukulele

  • Select Watercolors by Nashi

WRAP UP – VASH Holiday Industry Fundraiser 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 $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.