The inaugural Hawai‘i Heritage & Hospitality Forum is a convening of members of both the travel industry and Hawaii’s heritage stewards that will explore ways in which historic and cultural-oriented travel contributes to preserving Hawai‘i’s unique sense of place and provides a high-quality experience for visitors.

Forum Goals

Hawaii’s heritage sites connect us to our past, and—with appropriate conservation and stewardship—will  continue to do so into the future. With its diverse and unique history, it is imperative that Hawai‘i maintain and preserve the state’s significant sites, including historic and pre-contact sites, buildings, districts, and landscapes. Cultural heritage travel is a growing sector within Hawaii’s largest industry of tourism. The funds raised through heritage tourism can provide for their continued maintenance, and visitation also can engage a strong constituency with interest in their long-term sustainability and preservation.

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The plenary, keynote and concurrent educational session presentations and videos are available.

Download them & watch the videos here

Broadcast Schedule

The Forum presentations were filmed by ‘Ōlelo Community Media to be rebroadcast (Channels 49, 53,54, 55) and streamed online at  or watch the videos here.

See the full schedule

Event Photos

Enjoy the conference photo album.

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Lead Sponsors
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaii Convention Center
Anthology Group
Pac Island Inst
Robert’s Hawaii
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Alaska Air