Creating new business leads for Hawai‘i companies by networking with global tour operators will be accomplished with the B2B Networking Sessions and Japan Summit offered at the 2017 Global Tourism Summit, September 19-21.
Presented by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the Global Tourism Summit takes place at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The summit is expected to bring 2,500 tourism decision-makers,
stakeholders and innovators together from Hawai‘i, the mainland U.S., and international destinations to address the future of tourism. Sustainable tourism is the summit theme.
To date, approximately 100 domestic and international tour operators and wholesalers from the mainland U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe have agreed to participate in the B2B Networking Sessions and Japan Summit.
More companies are expected to sign up in the coming weeks.
Hawai‘i suppliers representing properties, activities, attractions and transportation providers can register and meet with tour operators of their choosing to showcase products, increase awareness about service offerings, and collaborate on new business opportunities.
George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO, said, “Helping travel industry partners develop new business is a key focus of HTA and the Global Tourism Summit. The B2B Networking Sessions and Japan Summit are excellent opportunities to connect local suppliers with tour operators. The registration deadline is July 31, so I encourage all interested attendees to sign up before then and secure a reservation to help grow their business.”