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HTA gives out $2.7M

The tourism bureau's grants go to groups whose activities can be enjoyed by visitors

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014

~~<p>The Hawaii Tourism Authority has awarded more than $2.7 million in 2014 grants to 138 organizations statewide that enrich tourism through culture, natural resources and county-specific events across the isles.</p>
<p>&quot;Our Product Enrichment Programs provide us with the unique opportunity to support community events and programs that our residents are able to enjoy, while also drawing visitors to experience our host and multi-cultures and vast natural resources,&quot; said Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. &quot;Through our collective efforts with the four counties and the Hawaii Community Foundation, we are able to provide unique experiences that highlight our greatest assets &mdash; our people, place and culture.&quot;</p>
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The Hawaii Tourism Authority has awarded more than $2.7 million in 2014 grants to 138 organizations statewide that enrich tourism through culture, natural resources and county-specific events across the isles.

"Our Product Enrichment Programs provide us with the unique opportunity to support community events and programs that our residents are able to enjoy, while also drawing visitors to experience our host and multi-cultures and vast natural resources," said Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. "Through our collective efforts with the four counties and the Hawaii Community Foundation, we are able to provide unique experiences that highlight our greatest assets — our people, place and culture." Login for more...



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