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Feeding the future of isle tourism


    Todd Nakayama, a teacher at Waipahu High School, is the first recipient of the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association’s Hospitality Educator of the Year Award. Nakayama leads Waipahu’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, which prepares students for careers in the visitor industry.

  • The earlier we can make young people aware and educated about the opportunities that await them in the industry, the earlier they can zero in on a career.”

    Mufi Hannemann

    President and CEO, Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association

About a third of the workforce for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki will retire in the next five years, according to Kelly Sanders, area managing director for the resort chain. Read more

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