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June 2012: In This Issue
NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Hawai'i in 2013
Hawai'i Welcomes New Flights from North America this Month
2012 Hawai'i Tourism Conference
Celebrate King Kamehameha Day on June 9
Mahalo to the Participants of the 2012 Visitor Charity Walk
Tourism Improves our Community through Upgrades to Kamaole Beach Park III
Teaching Teachers on Hawai'i's Hospitality Industry
Save the Date!
  HTA in the News
Healthier Visitor Industry Enjoys Record April (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/1/2012)

Tourism Forecasts a Sunny Summer (Pacific Business News, 5/25/12)
Bankoh to Put Hawaiian Language on ATMs (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/15/12)  
  Calendar of
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NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Hawai'i in 2013   

The NFL announced that the Pro Bowl will be returning to the Hawaiian Islands for the 2013 game at Aloha Stadium. The game will be the 33rd year Hawai'i has hosted the Pro Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 27, a week prior to the Super Bowl.   
Hawai'i Welcomes New Flights from North America this Month
Allegiant Air
At the beginning of June, Hawai'i welcomed two new flights servicing the U.S. East region. Hawaiian Airlines began service from New York City to Honolulu on June 4 and United Airlines from Washington D.C. to Honolulu on June 7. Later this month, a new airline to Hawai'i will also begin operating flights servicing the U.S. West region. Allegiant Airlines will offer flights from Las Vegas and Fresno to Honolulu beginning June 29, and also announced they will expand to more cities on the West Coast beginning in the fall, including a direct flight from Bellingham, Wash. to Maui.

2012 Hawai'i Tourism Conference

This year's Hawai'i Tourism Conference will be a two-day event held on August 23 and 24 for Hawai'i's visitor industry and community. Sponsored by the HTA, the conference will showcase many of the HTA's programs and focus on ways to collaborate and network on efforts to sustain the state's top industry. 

Celebrate King Kamehameha Day on June 9

Kamehameha Statue
For more than 135 years, Hawai'i has been honoring the memory of Kamehameha the Great, Hawai'i's first king, on Kamehameha Day. The King Kamehameha Celebration is a part of that tribute to Kamehameha, who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.    
  Mahalo to the Participants of the 2012 Visitor Industry Charity Walk
Charity Walk

More than 12,000 people on O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i, Hawai'i Island, Lāna'i and Moloka'i spent a Saturday in May walking to benefit more than 200 non-profit organizations across the state for this year's Visitor Industry Charity Walk. A record $1.4 million was raised for the 34th annual event. For more information on the Charity Walk, click here.
Tourism Improves our Community through Upgrades  to Kamaole Beach Park III 
Kihei Ramp
The completed Kamaole Beach Park's ADA Compliant ramp in Kīhei  

Kamaole Beach Park III in Kīhei was in need of a walkover for visitors and residents to more easily access the beautiful shorelines of South Maui. The walkover would also serve to protect the fragile dune system and native species.

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Teaching Teachers on Hawai'i's Hospitality Industry  


As a part of the continued efforts to educate and attract Hawai'i's youth to pursue a career in the hospitality industry, the HTA, in partnership with the Department of Education (DOE) Career and Technical Education Office, will be holding workshops for teachers to provide them in-depth knowledge on Hawai'i's largest industry.

Save the Date! 


 35th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival


July 21, 2012 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Moanalua Gardens


Admission is free.
For more information, please visit




2012 Hawai'i Tourism Conference


2012 Hawai'i Tourism Conference

Aug. 23-24, 2012

Hawai'i Convention Center

More information will be made available soon, or visit


Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival

Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival

REVISED DATES: Sept. 6-9, 2012.

The MODERN Honolulu, Halekulani, Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa and Ko Olina Resort


For more information, please click here.

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