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Thousands turn out for the Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show

The fourth annual Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall featured 300 exhibitor booths on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and Hawai‘i Restaurant Association, is for professionals and students in the lodging, travel, hospitality and food service industries including those employed by hotels, restaurants and related service companies.

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The fourth annual Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall featured 300 exhibitor booths on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and Hawai‘i Restaurant Association, is for professionals and students in the lodging, travel, hospitality and food service industries including those employed by hotels, restaurants and related service companies.
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Tyler Gomes of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement shows off local products available at their makeke pop-up marketplace.
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An attendee dozes off while in a massage chair at the Daiwa by U.S. Jaclean, Inc. booth.
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A stack of 12 quarter-pound teri burgers and fries at the Daniels Premium Quality Meats booth.
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Amid a display of lei is Merryl Iraha, director of sales & marketing with The Orchid Company, which wholesales over 500 types of lei and also offers lei po'o, flower arrangements, wedding enhancements and gift baskets.
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Dasha Battelle takes a selfie with Fabrizio Alliata at the TriggerXR booth. The company builds 3-D and immersive content for brands utilizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology.
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The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement had a makeke pop-up marketplace with locally made products.
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Satomi Goo, vice president and co-owner of Hawaii Natural Tea, prepares a pot of mango tea to serve to attendees.
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The Armstrong Produce booth featured a variety of local and imported produce.

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Thousands turn out for the Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show