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HTA Supports 98 Community and Culture Programs


The HTA and Hawaii’s four counties have recently announced the 2013 lineup of cultural and community programs and events under its County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP). 
“Through CPEP, we are able to highlight the different aspects that make each of the Hawaiian Islands unique,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the HTA. “The events also help to draw visitors across the state, showcasing the distinction of each of the islands, our people, place and culture.”

CPEP was created in 2002 in an effort to create statewide year-round experiences unique to each island that benefit residents and visitors. Through this program, each of the four counties receive HTA funding and other resources for tourism product enrichment activities to support projects in the niche areas of agritourism, cultural tourism, ecotourism, edutourism, health and wellness tourism, sports, and technotourism in their respective counties. 

 Some of this year’s awarded programs and events include the Chinese New Year Festival, the Muiticultural Matsuri, 3rd Maui Open Studios 2013, World Whale Day 2013, 9th Annual Inspiration Kauai Wellness Expo, 2013 Waimea Town Celebration, Panaewa Stampede Rodeo and the Kau Coffee Festival. 

For a complete listing of the 98 CPEP events that received funding in 2013, click here.


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