Archive for August, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Join us to hear Ross Higashi, Deputy Director of Department of Transportation, Airports Division share the latest updates for airports statewide, including the Hawai‘i Airports Modernization Program.  The Hawai’i Airports Modernization Program is part of Governor Ige’s continuing work on airport improvements throughout the State.  These needed airport developments will not only enhance the traveler experience and improve efficiency and safety, but also create jobs and stimulate the State’s economy.  The ultimate goal is to continue to improve our airports over the next decade, so it can meet the future needs of our residents and visitors alike.


Deputy Director Hagashi’s responsibilities include the oversight of numerous modernization and facility improvement projects representing billions of dollars in construction, an annual operational budget of more than $500 million, and the financial stability of the Airports Division.  He brings more than 30 years of experience and service in state government, serving as Fiscal Management Officer for the Airports Division since 2007, until being named Deputy Director in May 2014.

Agenda:
12:00 – Welcome
12:05 – Ross Higashi, Deputy Director State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division
1:00 – Q&A

Wellness and Tourism
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Friday, October 22, 2021 (ICT)

Shaped by new consumer priorities since the pandemic, wellness and luxury tourism are on the rise. These two segments of leisure travel overlap in a number of ways – this can be seen in the growing demand for boutique travel experiences offered by high-end hospitality brands. The prioritization of health and wellbeing show that luxury travelers want wellness experiences at the core of their getaways – and operators without these offerings may be missing out.

While not every wellness story comes with a luxury angle, the feeling of rejuvenation is a prized target for all levels of the market. From stress reduction at a secluded destination to active workouts with a group, these new trends bring along exciting opportunities for travel brands, inclusive of all price points.

Virtual PATA Travel Mart Mini-Series 2021: Wellness and Luxury Tourism builds upon the format of PATA Travel Mart, one of the longest-running travel trade shows in Asia Pacific. This targeted version offers a deeper look at specialised product offerings and Forum topics to help the global community prepare for recovery after COVID-19.

Buyers and sellers can register here. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners, we are able to support the travel industry with free seller booths for PATA International Members!