Wrap Up: Airline and Airports Update 2018

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Mahalo to Ross Higashi, Brian Roth and Avi Mannis 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.

Speaker Presentations

2018 Airport and Airline Update

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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

2018 Annual Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum

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Thursday February 8, 2018

IS HAWAII’S VISITOR INDUSTRY PREPARED FOR 2018?

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Prompted by Monday night’s tsunami alert and the earlier ballistic missile false alarm, the focus of the lunch panel has shifted to a timely discussion of the visitor industry’s preparedness to respond to man­-made and natural disasters.

Hawaii sailed into 2018 on the momentum of six straight years of record visitor arrivals and Q1 double digit growth in air seats to Hawaii. Can we fill our rooms and seats, sustaining that growth? 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 from Hawaii’s hotels, retailers and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to highlight the industry’s emergency preparedness initiatives. Their insights will help you better prepare and prosper in 2018.

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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

https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/vash-2017-3638

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.

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Holiday Event Silent Auction Items.

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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