Friday, July, 3 2015
Upcoming Events
Day Event Name
November 2015
18 Annual Airport & Airline Update
December 2015
4 2015 Industry Holiday Breakfast
February 2016
3 2016 Outlook and Economic Forecast
PATA Hawai‘i presents: Hawai‘i Convention Center, Meet Hawai‘i, and 2016 IUCN World Conservation Co

In 2011, the industry pulledtogether and raised our game for APEC.  Based on that success, TheInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council has selected Hawai'ias the host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress - the world's largestconservation event.  Hawai'i's Meetings, Convention, and Incentivepartners have raised the bar even higher.   In 2014, Hawai'iConvention Center had its best year ever, and Meet Hawai'i has been buildingmomentum for Hawai'i's MCI markets statewide. 


Join PATA Hawai'i Chapter as Vickie Omura, Vice President of MeetHawai'i Citywide Sales and Marketing, Meet Hawai'i, Hawai'i ConventionCenter/AEG Facilities, shares AEG's successes and challenges intheir first year of managing HCC and Meet Hawai'i's progress and outlook forthe future, and RandyTanaka, Executive Director, WCC National Host Committee/Hawaii 2016,will tell us how Hawai'i was selected to be the first United States location tohost the world's leading summit on the environment, what Hawai'i needs to do toget ready for this event, and how the industry can help.

Registration link below

Chuck Gee added to the PATA Gallery of Legends

On April 8, 2015 PATA, PATA Hawaii, Travel Industry Management International, Inc., State of Hawaii Department of Transportation and industry guests celebrated the unveiling of a permanent name plaque in the PATA Gallery of Legends honoring CHUCK YIM GEE at the Honolulu International Airport.

SeeUH website featured video "Legendary status conferred to Chuck Gee:" (click on one of the five dots under photo)

Seephotos of the event courtesy of Clinton Inouye, TIM Intl. Board and Photographer, It's Photo Time!    

Chapter Members – Boost Your Profile on

Ben Montgomery, PATA Director of Chapter Development, invites all PATA Chapter members to create your personal profile on the website. 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.

Big Picture Issues - Local Relevance
PATA Hawai‘i Chapter's mission is to foster industry relationships and educate members about trends and opportunities relating to Hawai‘i tourism.

The Leader of Asia Pacific Travel
Founded in Hawaii in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)continues toimage 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.