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Market convention center better


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 31, 2013

~~<p>Business trips account for about 9 percent of all travel and the segment is growing, so the state's opening of the Hawai&lsquo;i Convention Center 15 years ago was expected to be a big boost in Honolulu receiving a large share. The result, however, has been disappointing.</p>
<p>A fresh approach &mdash; and perhaps new center operator &mdash; is needed, and overdue, in order to hoist overall business travel to Hawaii well above its dismal 5 percent average.</p>
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Business trips account for about 9 percent of all travel and the segment is growing, so the state's opening of the Hawai‘i Convention Center 15 years ago was expected to be a big boost in Honolulu receiving a large share. The result, however, has been disappointing.

A fresh approach — and perhaps new center operator — is needed, and overdue, in order to hoist overall business travel to Hawaii well above its dismal 5 percent average. Login for more...



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