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July 2012: In This Issue
2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference
Boosting International Tourism to the Hawaiian Islands
Mahalo HTA Board Members
Hawaii Destinations Featured in New Google Street Views
The Prince Lot Hula Festival
New Airlift to Hawaii
Save the Date!
  HTA in the News


Waikiki businesses appreciate sales boost (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/2/12)

Taiwan Visa Waivers to Benefit Hawaii Tourism (The Republic, 7/2/12) 
  Calendar of
Marketing Highlights

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2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference  


2012 Hawaii Tourism ConferenceThe Hawaii Tourism Authority's 2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference, E Ku i ka Moku: Together We Will Succeed, will be held on August 23 and 24 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event will bring together industry partners, explore current and future market trends, conditions and opportunities, recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and unveil global marketing activities for 2013. Read More   
Boosting International Tourism to the Hawaiian Islands 


Brand USAIn the last six months Hawaii and the United States have seen numerous initiatives aimed at boosting international tourism.


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Mahalo HTA Board Members  


Departing HTA Board Members
Mahalo to our departing board members (L-R): Cha Thompson, Sharon Weiner, Leon Yoshida and (not pictured) Doug Chang. 
At the June 28 board meeting, the HTA said aloha and mahalo to four departing board members. Doug Chang Charlene "Cha" Thompson, Sharon Weiner and Leon Yoshida's terms all came to an end that month.    


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Hawaii Destinations Featured
in New Google Street Views


Google has taken its Street View feature on Google Maps to new locations and destinations in Hawaii. Users can now view 360-degree imagery of various attractions throughout the Hawaiian Islands to help plan their vacation and get a sneak peek of the diversity of our destination.


The Prince Lot Hula Festival   
Prince Lot Hula Festival 

The Moanalua Gardens Foundation will be hosting the 35th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa, who reprised hula in the Moanalua district. The HTA supported festival has become the largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii. 


New Airlift to Hawaii 

 Allegiant Travel

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel launched its inaugural flight between Las Vegas and Honolulu on June 29, 2012. Arriving passengers were greeted by Hawaiian entertainers, lei, goodie bags and a Hawaiian blessing.


Allegiant Travel also launched a new flight from Fresno on July 1. Both flights are estimated to provide $30 million in visitor expenditures and $3 million in tax revenue for Hawaii on an annual basis.

Save the Date! 



July 19, 2012 from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Hawaii Convention Center - Emalani Theater


Click here to register.
Please be aware that you must register to attend.



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 click here.  



2012 Hawaii Tourism Conference

Aug. 23-24, 2012

Hawai'i Convention Center

For more information please click here.


Hawaii 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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