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(September 2011) In This Issue
Chinese and U.S. Travel Leaders to Come to Hawai'i for Annual Summit
HTA Honored at Na Mea Makamae O Wakiki Event
2010 Annual Visitor Research Report Now Available
Tourism Helps Provide for Hawai'i's Economy
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Chinese and U.S. Travel Leaders to Come to Hawai'i for Annual Summit


China SummitThe 5th Annual China-U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit will be hosted by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) in Hawai'i from Sept. 23-26. The summit, considered by both governments to be of great significance, will allow an opportunity for members of the U.S. and Chinese travel industries to build on strong and important relationships, and contribute to increased opportunities for travel between the United States and China. Read More


HTA Honored at Na Mea Makamae O Wakiki Event


This year, the HTA was honored by the Waikīkī Community Center at the 9th Annual Na Mea Makamae O Waikīkī Event, Honoring the Treasures of Waikīkī. The benefit, held on Aug. 26, also recognized the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, and the Eddie & Myrna Kamae and the Hawaiian Legacy foundation. 


2010 Annual Visitor Research Report Now Available


Annual Visitor Research ReportThe HTA's Tourism Research division provides statistical and analytical information and conducts research on Hawai'i's visitor industry to enable and empower stakeholders to make informed decisions in support of our tourism economy. Among the relevant daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports produced, is the HTA's 2010 Annual Visitor Research Report. Read More 

Tourism Helps Provide for Hawai'i's Economy

Hawai'i's visitor industry continues to be the largest generator of jobs among the major industry sectors in the state, providing 152,864 jobs in 2010. Through new airlift, marketing and destination experience-based efforts, the number of jobs in 2011 is expected to grow to 159,542-an addition of 6,678 jobs.


Tourism is also the largest source of private capital into the Hawaiian Islands, contributing $11.4 billion in visitor spending and $1 billion in tax revenue last year. The HTA anticipates visitor spending to reach $12.6 billion, with $1.1 billion in tax revenue for 2011, and will work together with the industry to ensure that we continue to build on this positive momentum.


HTA recognizes the use of the 'okina ['] or glottal stop, one of the eight consonants of the (modern) Hawaiian language; and the kahakō[ā] or macron (e.g., in place names of  Hawai'i such as Lāna'i).  However, HTA respects the individual use of these markings for names of organizations and businesses.  Due to technological limitations, this current communication may not include all Hawaiian diacritical markings.