Tourism 101 is HLTA's newest public outreach initiative, featuring host Mufi Hannemann (HLTA President & CEO) as he interviews guests from Hawaii's visitor industry. The purpose of Tourism 101 is to spotlight the hospitality industry, and to inform the public about the merits of tourism. In pursuit of that goal, we would like to invite you all to please share our episodes with your friends, family, and colleagues. If you have something you’d like us to discuss, or would like to be on the show as a guest, please contact Melina Hicks at email@example.com.
Perpetuating the Native Hawaiian Culture in the Hospitality Industry
This week on Tourism 101, we discuss the importance of preserving the Hawaiian Culture in the tourism industry and the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture coming to O'ahu in 2020.
Vicky Holt Takamine, Director, 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture
Michael Pili Pang, Kumu Hula, Halau Hula Ka No'eau
Waikiki: Past, Present, and Future.
For decades Waikiki has been the mainstay of Hawai‘i’s Tourism Industry, but like any other major resort destination challenges and crisis threaten its competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Featured Guest: Rick Egged, President, Waikiki Improvement Association
"The value of arts, culture, and entertainment and how it contributes to tourism in Hawaii."
This week on Tourism 101, we'll be looking at the importance of culture, arts, and entertainment in Hawaii's tourism industry and how it contributes to the state's economy.
Featured Guest: Cha Thompson, Co-Owner, Tihati Productions - "Hawaii's longest running entertainment company."
What are the challenges that tourism faces going forward?
On the premiere episode of Tourism 101, Senator Glenn Wakai “talks story” with host Mufi Hannemann about his ideas on tourism.
Featured Guest: Glenn Wakai, Senator, Hawaii State Senate - Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology.