HLTA has been sponsoring a radio show called “Tourism Tuesday” on AM690 THE ANSWER 94.3 FM, via the Mike Buck Show with Mike Buck. We have been highlighting different members from all across the hospitality industry. And we would like to feature you – if you’re an active member of HLTA, and interested in sharing your contributions to the visitor industry over the radio in-studio in Kalihi on a Tuesday morning from 7-8am, please submit your request, a brief bio, and 3-5 talking points to Melina Hicks at email@example.com.
Kalani L. H. Kaʻanāʻanā
Kalani is the Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. His role includes providing Hawaiian Cultural expertise in the development and implementation of programs which relate to Hawai‘i’s cultural initiatives for the visitor industry, identifying ways to provide assistance regarding the perpetuation and preservation of Hawai‘i’s host culture, its language and values and assures that all activities are guided, conducted and evaluated with a high sense of cultural awareness toward both the Hawaiian culture and Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic communities.
He graduated with distinction from the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2010 earning a dual bachelor of arts degree in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies. Kalani currently serves on the boards of the Oʻahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association and O‘ahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Club.. His ‘ohana comes from Ka‘aihe‘e, Kailua, O‘ahu.
Hawaii Ecotourism Association