Travel2change creates impactful experiences that benefit the people and places you visit in Hawaiʻi

Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

HONOLULU (HI Now) - The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) is proud to support community organizations such as travel2change in an effort to empower community leaders and organizations, who together are building a better Hawaiʻi for generations to come.

Travel2change (T2C) and another of HTA’s partners, the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA) collaborated to create the Kaiāulu Hoʻokipa Impact Studio program cohort to help Hawaiʻi non-profit organizations and community groups build the capacity to host experiences for residents and visitors in a manner that advances the community’s vision and aspirations, rooted in hoʻokipa - hospitality unique to Hawaiʻi.

Programs like Kaiāulu Hoʻokipa Impact Studio program align with and are helping to move the needle forward for HTA’s Destination Management Action Plan initiatives and the interacting pillars of its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. HTA’s goal is to ulu and hoʻoulu (grow) relationships between the industry and Hawaiʻi’s people as well as people to place. To do so, that takes change.

There is an incredible opportunity for tourism to be better managed so that both residents and the destination can thrive. This is the goal of each county’s Destination Management Action Plan to recover and rebuild tourism for Hawai’i’s communities with Hawaiʻi’s communities. It identifies areas of need as well as solutions for enhancing the residents’ quality of life and improving the visitor experience.

For more information about travel2change and other programs, visit hawaiitourismauthority.org.