Community Based Tourism Programs
Signature Incubator Program
The Signature Incubator Program (SIGI) to cultivate existing events so that it can rise to a level or status as a HTA designated signature event by HTA assisting the event organizers to develop partnerships with visitor-related entities and providing workshops or activities to further grow or enhance the event and the organization’s capacity. The 2017 SIGI programs are:
Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo, Hawaii Island
Waimea Town Celebration, Kauai
Sunset Beach Pro, Oahu
Honolulu Biennial, Oahu
Celebration of the Arts, Maui
Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard Championships, Molokai/Oahu
Honolulu Fashion Week, Oahu
Community Enrichment Program
The Community Enrichment Program (CEP) fosters community based tourism projects to improve and enrich Hawai‘i’s product offerings. These community-based projects should provide unique, authentic and highly-valued visitor experiences and represents activities that are developed by our community, for our community, and are things the community is willing to and wants to share with our visitors. CEP encourages innovative tourism products.
Download a complete list of 2017 CEP awardees.