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Graduated from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Laws, Menor-McNamara has a broad career history in the fields of sport, education, business, legal and governmental matters in Hawaii and on the US continent.
Graduated from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Laws, Menor-McNamara has a broad career history in the fields of sport, education, business, legal and governmental matters in Hawaii and on the US continent. A three-decade executive in the hospitality sector, Kelly Sanders has served the Starwood and Marriott brand in Hawaii since 2006.
The Hawaiian hope that new aircraft will provide new waves of recreation from Europe
Hawaii is seeking to establish relations with airline companies to draw a new breed of passengers with new and more fuel-efficient planes that can now operate directly from Europe. Hawaiian tourist chefs have long required a straight to Europe, but this is unlikely. They have, however, been given new momentum by a mix of new technologies and persistently low crude price to try a non-stop service from the UK to the Canaries.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority COO Randy Baldemor and Brad DiFiore, CEO of Ailevon Pacific, last months carried out a 48-hour trading visit to the UK where they met with several carriers to argue that the latest technologies not only make the new flight possible, but that after four years of attendance records there is a sufficiently large European air transport industry to help one.
Of the 143,000 people who visited the Pacific Islands from Europe in 2015, Baldemor says more than a third (50,000) came from the UK. "It' s about stepping up to the airline companies and thinking about Hawaii when it comes to itineraries. In DiFioreâs view, London would be the best base for the trip due to the UK air transport industry, while extra shuttle services from all over Europe would further enhance the routeâs sales case.
Hawaii's most productive carrier is Hawaiian Airways, which serves a combined 28 destinations from its five hubs, 22 of which operate from Honolulu International Airport. Meanwhile, Baldemor said, the agency is seeking new market opportunities to expand the airlines' prospective customer bases. This increase is due to the improvement in technologies and analyses that have enabled the Tourist Board to better comprehend the various market sectors.
Cultural activities are also becoming more and more important for the tourist destinations as travelers are looking for more leisure time, while the fact that Hawaii is made up of many isles means that multi-centre stops are an ideal way to show the consumer different sides of everyday Hawaii. "You can certainly remain in one place, but there are many different ways travelers can come and go to Hawaii.
When looking for groceries, they can go to Oahu, while Hawaii is the most green of the isles. If you come to Hawaii, it makes perfect sense not to be in one place," he says. And Baldemor argued that one of the Tourist Office's latest destinations will be of interest to airline companies that also want to appeal to large clients.
"It was more the luxurious travel industry and the connection to the luxurious travel business that was one of our focal points; this is a business we think is good," he says. "It' s pricey to come to Hawaii, rooms in hotels are pricey because there are good products and many folks want to come to Hawaii.
Concerning the travel destination, we would like to believe that this is the kind of thing a luxurious traveler would like to see," heds. The Baldemor programme will add other locations, such as the Indian Ocean, Peru and Australia, which are experiencing an increase in the number of luxurious British passengers not affected by long-flying.
This strengthens the case that Hawaii would also profit from a link. Meanwhile, he and Baldemor will keep presenting the proof to the carriers in the hopes that they will gain the case, open the line and split the reward with the new alliance.