HONOLULU — The theme of this year’s Global Tourism Summit, “Charting the Course,” points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to continuously balance the power of tourism’s popularity worldwide with its impact on residents and communities.
The summit’s four keynote speakers will address tourism’s economic influence globally — as well as 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.
Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Global Tourism Summit takes place Oct. 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 showcased in thought-provoking sessions, presentations and panel discussions.
“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,” said George Szigeti, HTA president and CEO.
“We have four outstanding keynote speakers who will address topics important to anyone who cares about tourism and its future.”