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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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
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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