The Hawaii Chapters of PATA& TTRA invite you to our annual Industry Holiday Breakfast and SilentAuction at Halekulani on December 6, 2013, 7:30 am - 9:30 am. This is a great opportunity to get in the spirit of theholidays, to network with your industry peers, and to support the VASH program.
We are also pleased to bringyou Alfred Grace, President & CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center, whichis Hawai‘i’s top paid visitor attraction and is also celebrating 50 years ofperpetuating and preserving the cultures of Polynesia. Grace will sharehighlights from PCC’s history as well as exciting new experiences and plans forthe future.
In addition, Jessica LaniRich, President and Director of VASH, will update us on their efforts toprovide services to visitors in need. 100% of donations from our Silent Auctiongo directly to VASH, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping visitors whohave been victims of a crime or other adversities. They provide follow-upassistance in an effort to share the Aloha spirit and create a positive memoryof their stay in our islands.
Click here to register
Click here for the flyer
Click here if you would like to make a donation to the Silent Auction benefitting VASH
Save the Date! PATA Hawaii and TTRA Hawaii will be presenting our annual Hawaii Tourism Outlook on February 6, 2014
at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Join us to hear what's in store for 2014 with the latest and greatest data!
• Paul Brewbaker
, TZ Economics
• Joseph Toy,
Hospitality Advisors, LLC
• Eugene Tian
, Ph.D., Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.
• Daniel Nahoopii,
Hawaii Tourism Authority
With moderator extraordinaire, Chris Kam, Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau
AND MANY MORE!
PATA Hawaii held it's inaugural Student Forum on Thursday, September 29, 2013 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Students from University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management, Kapiolani Community College, and Hawaii Pacific University were invited to attend a panel discussion to help them plan a career in the travel industry.
- Kelly Hoen, General Manager, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
- Daniel Chun, Reg’l Mgr., Sales/Community Mktg, Alaska Airlines
- Christy Nakano, Director of Human Resources, JW Marriott Ihilani Ko`Olina Resort & Spa
- Clint Schroeder, President, Hagadone Printing Company
KCC's Kapio student newspaper's Remington Taum covered the event. Click here to see the article.
Allison Schaefers of The Star Advertiser wrote a great article on the event. "Competition stiff to work in hospitality profession"
There are some great articles related to PATA Hawaii's Lanai event!
"Four Seasons first: Lanai garden provides fresh vegetables for Nobu" by Shane Nelson of Travel Weekly. Click here for Shane's article.
"Island Air eager for competitor's Ohana by Hawaiian service to get going” by Stephanie Silverstein of Pacific Business News Click here for Stephanie's article
“Traffic to Lanai a top priority” by By Dave Segal of Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Click here for a link to Dave's article
Also see our photo gallery for pictures from the event.
Ben Montgomery, PATA Director of Chapter Development, invites all PATA Chapter members to create your personal profile on the PATA.org website. PATA.org has so much to offer. And please note: this online registration is free for all PATA and Chapter members.
Registering yourself to PATA website will greatly help you to draw attention to, and further build on, your business. Chapter members can create a personal profile which will link with your Chapter. You can post your products, packages and promotions on PATA’s electronic wall, for all members to see. It is a brilliant tool of communication – and so easy to do. Click here for more info.
PATA Hawai‘i Chapter's mission is to foster industry relationships and educate members about trends and opportunities relating to Hawai‘i tourism.
Founded in Hawaii in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)continues to
be the leading authority, advocate and catalyst for the development of Asia Pacific's travel and tourism industry.
PATA's uniquely structured organization has helped unite the many facets of tourism in the region. PATA provides leadership and advocacy to the collective efforts of nearly 100 government, state and city tourism bodies, more than 55 airlines and cruise lines, and hundreds of travel industry companies. In addition, thousands of travel professionals belong to more than 70 PATA chapters worldwide.