Hawaii Tourism Re-Opening Consortium Webinar Episode 5: Restoring Travel from Japan

Welcome to the fifth episode of Hawaii Tourism Re-Opening Consortium Webinar. In this episode we talk about Restoring Travel from Japan.

On behalf of the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the Travel Industry Management International, Inc, we would like to invite you to join a new webinar series on supporting the re-opening of Hawaii’s tourism industry. The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas for solutions that can be implemented by Hawaii businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public.

The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas that can be implemented by Hawai‘i businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public. The series will continue every Tuesday until November 17. Each webinar will feature a different industry topic, such as health and safety, airline, hotel, retail, restaurant and a Japan-focused webinar. 4-5 local industry leaders will be speaking on aspects necessary to effectively resume commerce and will be presented via a live zoom feed that will be free to the public. To view previous webinars, visit https://braingainhi.com

Each webinar will include 4-5 local industry leaders speaking on aspects necessary to effectively resume commerce and will be presented via a live zoom feed that will be free to the public.

A panel discussion on the Impacts and Forecast of the Airline Industry:

Producers:
Buddy Leong – Executive Director, Virtual Student Experiences
Evan Leong – CEO, Brain Gain Hawaii
John Doyle, Technical Director for the Department of Defense
Koko Leong – Chief Marketing Officer, Virtual Student Experiences

Host:
Sandy Narvaez, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Moderators:
Dave Erdman, President & CEO, PacRim Marketing Group
Toby Tamaye, President, AT Marketing

Panelists:
Tsuneo Ishida, President & General Manager, JTB Hawaii
Hiroshi Kuroda, Regional Manager, Hawaii Region, Japan Airlines
Maki Kuroda, CEO/President, Waikiki Trolley
Steve Sombrero, EMBA ’94, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Japan-America Society of Hawaii
Eric Takahata, BBA ’90, Managing Director, Hawaii Tourism Japan