Wednesday, November, 26 2014
Upcoming Events
Day Event Name
December 2014
5 2014 Industry Holiday Breakfast
February 2015
5 2015 Annual Hawaii Tourism Outlook
PATA Hawaii Presents: 2014 Airline and Airport Update

On Wednesday, November 5,2014, over 70 PATA Hawaii members and guests gathered at the Hawaii Prince Hotel for our 2014 Airline and Airport Update. 


Do we have sufficient airlift and access to meet the demands of our traveling public?  Are our airport facilities and experiences impacting our visitors' first and last impressions of Hawaii as a destination?  Our speakers, Avi Mannis, Senior Vice President-Marketing for Hawaiian Airlines and Jeff Chang, Engineering Program Manager, Airports Division, State Department of Transportation, presented their insights as they continually face the many challenges in dealing with these and other important and critical issues for our visitor industry.

Jeff Chang's presentation

Avi Mannis' presentation

PATA Hawaii and TTRA Hawaii present: 2014 Hawaii Tourism Outlook
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 
Moderator: Chris Kam, Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau Kam 02-06-2014
•    Eugene Tian, Ph.D., Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Tian 02-06-2014
•    Joseph Toy, Hospitality Advisors, LLC Toy 02-06-2014
•    Paul Brewbaker, TZ Economics Brewbaker 02-06-2014

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

Na Kukui Netlinks

PATA Hawaii International Liaison Gloia Henderson presented a scholarship award to Saeka Tanabe at University of Hawaii's Na Kukui Netlinks event on March 20, 2014 at Oahu Country Club.


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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.