• Hawaii Tourism Conference | Oct. 2-3. 2023

    September 07, 2023
    The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) invites the public to attend its 2023 Hawai‘i Tourism Conference, which will be held on Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 3, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
    The conference will focus on the ongoing efforts to shape Hawaiʻi's regenerative tourism future, stimulating travel demand to the Hawaiian Islands while prioritizing the well-being of our people, places, and culture. We will cover various topics, including HTA's response to the Maui wildfires and rebuilding travel to the island, progress made in implementing our community-based Destination Management Action Plans (DMAP), updates from our Global Marketing Team, and perspectives from industry and community leaders who are actively driving positive change in Hawaiʻi.
    Full registration is available for $200 plus tax and covers both conference days. For those interested in solely attending the Aloha Reception or Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon, tickets can be purchased separately.

    Conference Schedule

    Day 1 - Monday, October 2

    8:00-8:30 a.m.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:30-10:00 a.m.

    Opening Remarks and Protocol by HTA Leadership and Government Officials

    10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Destination Management Panel

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Research Insights

    International Air Updates

    Cruise Updates

    12:00-1:30 p.m.

    Lunch and Exhibit Networking

    1:30-2:40 p.m.

    Marketing Insights and Trends by HTA Chief Brand Officer Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā


    Global Marketing Team Updates for Europe, Canada, and Oceania

    2:50-3:45 p.m.

    Global Marketing Team Updates for

    Korea, China, and Japan

    3:55-4:45 p.m.

    Global Marketing Team Updates for Meet Hawaiʻi and United States

    5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Aloha Reception

    Conference Schedule

    Day 2 - Tuesday, October 3

    8:30-9:15 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    9:15-9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks by HTA Leadership

    9:30-10:00 a.m.

    Kilohana/HTA Stewardship Presentation

    10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    Marketing Trends

    Technology Trends

    Research Trends

    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    Tourism Concerns

    Sustainable Tourism

    Workforce Solutions

    12:30-2:00 p.m.

    Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon Theme: Culinary and Agriculture

    2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    PATA Student Forum (until 4:00 p.m.)

    DMAP Workgroup Solutions

    FestPAC 2024

    Mālama Maui Actions

    3:15-4:15 p.m.

    Closing Speaker: Destination NEXT Futures Study

    *Schedule is subject to change.
    Should you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the HTA office at (808) 973-2255 or reception@gohta.net as soon as possible.

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