What is 2014 going to look like for Hawaii’s visitor industry? What are some of the trends and challenges that we will be facing in our major markets? PATA and TTRA Hawaii Chapters are pleased to present insights from top-notch economists as well as industry leaders as they share their expertise and forecasts for 2014. And, you won’t want to miss the luncheon keynote: The Future of Tourism!8:00 am
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Session I: Economic Trends & Forecasts
10:10 am – 11:45 am
Session II: The Competition
Moderator: Daniel Nahoopii, Hawaii Tourism Authority
• Yujiro Kuwabara, President of JTB Global Travel Service, LLC and Travel Plaza Transportation, LLC – Japan & China Market Overview Kuwabara 02-06-2014
• Alejandro Moxey, Director of Market Management, Expedia Hawaii– How is Hawaii stacking up against the competition?
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm – Lunch & Keynote
The Future of Tourism
Dr. Jim Dator, Professor and Director
Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies,
Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa Dator 02-06-2014
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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.
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"
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.