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HONOLULU, Hawaii – The privately-managed Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA), in coordination with the HiTA tourism ambassador based in Doha, Qatar, is planning to hold a cocktail presentation for trave

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – The privately-managed Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA), in coordination with the HiTA tourism ambassador based in Doha, Qatar, is planning to hold a cocktail presentation for travel agents attending the upcoming Internatinoal Pow Wow conference in Los Angeles, April 21-25, LA Convention Center.

HiTA’s ambassador program is actively opening up new markets. From the Gulf region alone, it is expecting increasing arrivals thanks to this initiative.

HiTA Ambassador Walter Diaz from Qatar will be taking a large group of influential travel professionals from Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman to this yearly event that promotes inbound travel to the United States.

Juergen T. Steinmetz, president of HiTA said: “I am pleased to see we’re now able to reach out to these high-spending visitors from the Gulf region. We hope the visitor industry in Hawaii will share our excitement and help us to make this event a success for everyone.

“We invite hotels, attractions, and receptive operators to join hands with us and our expanding global ambassador program.

“Currently, we are generating increasing travel from new regions around the globe. We have ambassadors appointed in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, Colombia, Slovenia, Austria, Nepal, Russia, and are going through applications received from 88 countries.”

For more information on the HiTA ambassador program, visit www.hawaiitourismassociation.com .

ABOUT THE HAWAII TOURISM ASSOCIATION

The Hawaii Tourism Association’s (HITA) mission is to inform, educate, and update the global travel industry on current and emerging trends, economics, events, activities, businesses, and marketing that help shape the tourists’ perception of the Hawaiian Islands. HITA serves as a discussion forum for issues affecting industry members interested in doing business in Hawaii, while also working with new markets and regions expressing interest in visiting the Islands. The association offers member services that enhance the Hawaiian experience and promote the indigenous people, culture, and uniqueness which differentiates the most geographically-remote place on Earth from other island sand-sun-surf vacation and business destinations. HiTA is a member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP): www.tourismpartners.org .

www.hawaiitourismassociation.com/

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