The elections in Hawaii are in full swing. Hawaii people are angry about immigration, they are equally concerned about tourism. Candidate and current Governor Ige has his hands full, not only fighting for a possible second term but managing disasters in the making. The volcano on the Island of Hawaii and now Tourism, Hawaii’s largest industry – the travel, and tourism industry.
On Friday, Frank Haas had a conversation with Hawaii Governor Ige in the Governor’s office.
Frank Haas is a principal at Marketing Management. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Vice President of Marketing for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). After leaving HTA, he was the Dean at University of Hawaii Systems.
As a tourism marketing professional, Frank Haas shares concerns about the recent scandals, audits, and news coming from HTA, along with the recent termination of George Szigeti, CEO and President of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
When Frank Haas had the chance to discuss HTA with Governor Ige on Friday, it was the day George Szigeti was fired. Frank stressed the fact that he has been involved in tourism and thinking about its impacts for a long time.
He shared his concern about the current conditions.
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