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HLTA holds annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk

The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) held its annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Oahu, Kauai and Maui County on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Hawaii island will hold a walk May 11. The Charity Walk was founded in 1974 and expanded statewide in 1978. This tradition of giving is now Hawai‘i’s largest single-day fundraising event by a non-profit organization. Since its inception, more than $45 million has been raised for the community.

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Mufi Hanneman, President & CEO, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism greets participants as they make a stop at the International Market Place in Waikiki.
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Participants cross Kalakaua Avenue Bridge as they head into Waikiki during the walk.
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Participants walk along the Ala Wai Promendade.
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Participants cross Ala Moana Boulevard at the start of the walk.
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Mufi Hanneman, President & CEO, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism and Chair, General Manager, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club pose with shakas at the International Market Place in Waikiki.
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DFS Waikiki handed out macadamia nuts to participants along Kalakaua Avenue.
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The Kahala Hotel & Resort offered musubi to participants as they entered Waikiki.
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Course Marshals Tanya Jones (L) and Jackie Elisca, from Who Am I? Youth Outreach, cheer on walkers along Kalakaua Avenue.
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Participants walk along Kalakaua Avenue towards Waikiki.
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USS Missouri charity walkers throw shakas while heading towards Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue.

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