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2012 HTA Conference - Together We Will Succeed
HVNP Featured on New Quarter
Upcoming Events along Our Byway

The Hawaii Scenic Byways Project Team and I wanted to take a moment to update you on our project.

In this newsletter, we include information on the 2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference, upcoming events, and the recent unveiling of a U.S. Quarter featuring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, endpoint of Kau Scenic Byway - The Slopes of Mauna Loa.

Many of you have come to know and appreciate Jaime Farrar, our Project Coordinator. She will be leaving Hawaii to return to the mainland, and I hope you will join me in wishing her all the best and thanking her for her contributions. Jake Lancaster will be taking over her responsibilities as of September 15th, and he can be reached at

As always, mahalo nui loa for you continued support. Please pass this newsletter on to anyone you think might be interested in our program.  





David L. Zevenbergen
Hawaii Scenic Byways Coordinator
Hawaii Department of Transportation
(808) 587-6357


The 2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference
"Together We Will Succeed"

Last week members of the project team felt privileged to participate in a very well-organized, informative and motivating conference hosted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. E Hui ka Moku, or "Together We Will Succeed" was the theme of the conference


Dave - Conference

Keynote speakers and presenters from Hawaii, throughout the US and parts of Asia were present to share information about tourism trends, partnering opportunities, resources and tools available in the industry. 


While all speakers were engaging and informative, the project team was especially impressed with the pair of presentations by members of our very own Hawaii Scenic Byways State Advisory Committee. Daniel Nahoopii's presentation, "Plotting Your Path With Data Visualization," focused on a new Dave and Stephanie HTAonline data warehousing feature though the HTA, and Stephanie Donaho's covered "Rockstar Strategies for Sponsorship Success." Did we mention that Daniel played a meaningful part with the chant and hula in the opening ceremony, or that Stephanie got everyone up and moving with her "rockstar stomp" at the beginning of her presentation?  


Mahalo to both Daniel and Stephanie for their presentations, and to the HTA for facilitating our attendance.


For a full conference recap, pictures and presentations, click here to visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority's website.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on New 2012 Quarter

The U.S. Mint and the National Park Service recently unveiled a new 2012 quarter coin featuring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 
A ceremony was held in August at Kilauea volcano to introduce the new coin, which will become a part of the "America the Beautiful" quarters program. The program started in 2010 and features 56 national parks and other sites.
Upcoming Events Along Our Byway

Have you visited our Byways lately? There are lots of reasons to make the trek, but here are some highlights:
Sept. 16-23: Kau Kau Kailua Restaurant WeekRoyal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast Byway
Sept. 29: Kau County FairKau Scenic Byway
Oct. 18-20: Na Lima Hana FestivalHolo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway
Nov. 3-11: Kona Coffee Festival
Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor 
Hope to see you there! 
 Kona Coffee Festival 2011
These events and many more can be found on 
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