Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania (HTO) will be holding the inaugural Meet Hawai‘i Roadshow from 27th – 30th July 2015, visiting Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
This series of events designed for MICE industry professionals will consist of workshop sessions throughout the day, along with an evening cocktail networking event. Not only will attendees have the chance to gain in-depth destination and product training on the Hawaiian Islands, they could also be in the running to experience Hawai‘i for themselves with a trip for two on offer at each event.
HTO are pleased to have a representative from each of the Island Chapters along with twelve industry partners and the Hawai‘i Convention Centre joining us for the Meet Hawai‘i Roadshow. By attending our workshop sessions, participants will have one-on-one “speed-dates” with MICE industry partners from Hawai‘i and our Island Chapter representatives will take them on a visual and informative journey through the Hawaiian Islands.
The Hawaiian Island’s diverse natural beauty, unique culture, year round warm weather, world-class venues and legendary Aloha Spirit sets the stage for exceptional meetings and events. With six Hawaiian Islands to choose from, each offers its own distinct character and provides a very different business tourism experience. With so many varied activities and unique venues available across Hawai‘i, it’s easy to keep groups of all sizes engaged in memorable programs.
Hawai‘i’s appeal to travellers worldwide continues to grow and with this increase in popularity, it is fast becoming a highly sought after destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and events.
Holly Ballard, Account Manager, Meetings, Conferences & Incentives at Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania said, “ In 2014, 313,053 Australians visited Hawai‘i and we expect to surpass this record breaking number again in 2015. From January to May this year we have continued to see growth in visitation from Australia to Hawai‘i with a 13.2% year to date increase versus the same period in 2014. With 2015 bringing substantial increases in air capacity across all three carriers (Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas and Jetstar), there has never been a better time for the industry to seriously consider Hawai‘i for a conference or event. Hawai‘i Tourism see this as a great opportunity for the MICE sector, and look forward to welcoming larger groups to the Hawaiian Islands.”