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Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Saying Aloha With 12 Tourism Tips
This will be my last “Tourism Matters” column for MidWeek as I step down as the head of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association to...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Szigeti Named To Take Over At HLTA
Say a warm aloha to George Szigeti, who will become the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s new president and CEO July 9. He’ll be replacing...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Celebrating Outrigger Hotels’ 65th
The Outrigger Hotels story is part of local business folklore, but it’s a story worth repeating. Roy and Estelle Kelley came to Hawaii in the...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Candidates Vow Tourism Support
Tourism was front-and-center on the campaign platforms of candidates for U.S. Senate and Honolulu mayor at a recent public forum sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // A Record-setting Visitor Walk
Kudos to everyone in Hawaii’s hospitality industry for your support of the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. With donations continuing to be received, the 2012...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Another Great Visitor Industry Walk
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk enjoyed another exceptional year, as the number of walkers and money raised again set new...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Charity Walk Raises Record Amount
While the numbers haven’t been finalized, it appears that the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk was another tremendous success. And...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // PCC Celebrating 50 Years In Laie
Hawaii’s famous visitor attraction, Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, is getting ready to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary next year. Few, however, really know its...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Sustainable Tourism — The Place
Hawaii is paradise. Those of us who work in the travel and tourism industry get to present the beauty of Hawaii to our visitors and...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Sustainable Tourism — The People
Hawaii has always been considered a “major player” when it comes to the travel and tourism industry. The current trend toward sustainable tourism is something...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Supporting Our Sister Relationships
Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new direct service to Fukuoka, Japan, last month with an inaugural flight. More air service always bodes well for our visitor...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Honoring Student Citizenship
Anyone who’s ever harbored a doubt about the future of Hawaii need not worry – not after being exposed to the exceptional young people who...

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Tourism Matters // Hula Conference, Charity Walk
Culture is not only part of our island heritage, it’s a major reason visitors come to Hawaii. And there’s probably no more cherished, and unique,...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Students Learn Early In Academies
From Waipahu High School’s Todd Nakayama comes news that the school’s Lodging Management Program won the third-place trophy in the national competition held during spring...

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Tourism Matters // Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident
Safety is one of the pillars of a successful visitor industry. Destinations that have high crime rates, or experience just a handful of highly publicized...

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Tourism Matters // Emphasizing Hawaiian Values
There are many places in the world with white sand beaches, blue seas, palm trees and appealing attractions for visitors. But what makes Hawaii Hawaii...

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Tourism Matters // Local Leaders Of Tourism Industry
In a recent Tourism Matters, I introduced readers to four general managers of island hotels who are local products. My point was that many of...

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Tourism Matters // Scholarships For Tourism Students
We recently told you about the Citizenship Awards, a program sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, Honolulu StarAdvertiser and state Department of Education,...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Local Folks In The Executive Suite
Since the inception of “Tourism Matters,” we have featured our “heroes,” the men and women who form the backbone of our visitor industry. Their stellar...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // It’s Time For Citizenship Awards
Most folks are very familiar with the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s statewide event that has raised more than $23...


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