HONOLULU — The 2018 Global Tourism Summit, taking place this year in Honolulu from Oct. 1-3, is now open for early-bird registration.
Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and formerly known as the Hawaii Tourism Conference, this year’s summit will focus on sustainability as a fundamental theme and how it is incorporated in the future of tourism. The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.
Early-bird registration is available through July 31 for the following discounted rates:
- Individuals: Full Summit Registration, Oct.1-3: $325, a savings of $100 ($425 after July 31)
- Group Package (Min. of 8 people): Full Summit Registration, Oct. 1-3: $325 per person, a savings of $100 per individual. (Mix and match different attendees during the conference)
- Student and Faculty Members: Full Summit Registration, Oct. 1-3: $150
- Student: 1 Day Summit Registration, $50 (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)
- Individuals: 2 Day Summit Registration, Oct. 1-2: $315
- Individuals: 2 Day Summit Registration, Oct. 2-3: $295
Participants can register for the summit via the dedicated website www.globaltourismsummithawaii.com.
“The variety of registration options offers flexibility and provides interested attendees, especially those from Hawaii, several ways to participate in the summit based on their work schedule,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO.
This year, keynote speakers will include: Stephen England-Hall, chief executive of Tourism New Zealand; Chris Malone, managing partner of Fidelum Partners on the topic of ‘The HUMAN Brand’; and Mike Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International.
“HTA is excited to present a powerful and relevant Global Tourism Summit again this year with the primary objective of building collaboration and dialogue on challenges and opportunities the Hawaiian Islands, and destinations around the globe, face in managing tourism responsibly into the future,” added Szigeti.
Information on sessions, programs and speakers are available on the dedicated website, in addition to sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. The summit schedule will continue to be updated as additional sessions and speakers are confirmed.