Hawaiian culture a focus at HTA Summit

Hawaiian culture will be a key focus of the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s upcoming Global Tourism Summit, with six sessions being held to share best practices and continue improving cultural authenticity throughout the industry.

The sessions will feature presentations from various indigenous cultural leaders from around the world, including Keith Henry, CEO and chair of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada.

The full list of speakers at the summit is available here.

According to Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā, HTA director of Hawaiian cultural affairs, the summit’s objective is to bring businesses and individuals from all types of industries together to help improve tourism in Hawai‘i and abroad. Sustainable tourism is the summit theme and perpetuating the tenets of the Hawaiian culture in all aspects of life in Hawai‘i is instrumental to the islands’ future success, both as a place to live and as a travel destination.

The three-day Global Tourism Summit takes place Sept. 19-21 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. In addition to Hawaiian culture, sessions will address eco-tourism, global marketing, technology and innovation in presentations and panel discussions.

For more information on the summit, click here.

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