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Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference Aug.22-23, 2013

Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference, Aug. 22-23, 2013

Headlining the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference is editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler, author of The New York Times best-selling travel memoir, “The Longest Way Home,” and actor of a number of films including,  “Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo's Fire” and “Less Than Zero,” Andrew McCarthy.  Conference attendees will hear some of his personal stories of the transforming effect of travel and his perspective on what visitors seek in travel. 

Our visitor industry performed quite well over the last couple of years, and this year is predicted to have continued growth from all markets.  Where do we go from here?  This year's conference theme is “Defining the Next Chapter,” and the sessions will touch upon the question of how as a destination, as businesses, and communities we create what's next for our industry. There will be opportunities for conference attendees to network, learn the latest trends and issues, and gain insightful tips from industry experts. The two-day conference will cover topics ranging from airlift to development of events and tourism products, using social media to effectively influence travelers, meetings, conventions and incentive travel trends, outlook for 2014 and more. More information and registration for the two-day conference will be available soon.





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