Statement from Hawaii Tourism Authority on closing of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), George D. Szigeti, issued the following statement commenting on today’s announcement that the Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui will be closing on July 1.


“This is heartbreaking news for the loyal employees at Makena Beach & Golf Resort. HTA is committed to supporting programs that help the 385 employees being laid off to find new jobs. Our contractors, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, are already leading efforts on the tourism industry’s behalf to develop a strategy that finds new job opportunities. We encourage other businesses on Maui and throughout the State to support initiatives being created for the sake of these Makena Resort employees and their families.”