Published on : Saturday, September 22, 2018
The theme of this year’s global tourism summit points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to balance the power of tourism’s popularity on a global scale with its impact on residents and communities.
The summit’s four keynote speakers will highlight tourism’s economic influence globally, along with its challenges – as airlines, accommodations and activities adapt to emerging industry trends and evolving consumer interests in the competitive world of destination travel and hospitality.
The Global Tourism Summit is presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), and would take place from October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The need to strive for sustainable tourism, the significance of Hawaiian culture, Hawaii’s global marketing programs in 2019, and new travel innovations will be part of the thought-provoking sessions, presentations and panel discussions at the summit.
George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO said, “The Global Tourism Summit’s overriding objective is focusing on how tourism can continually be improved for everyone’s benefit, both in Hawaii and around the world. We have four outstanding keynote speakers who will address topics important to anyone who cares about tourism and its future.”