THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Chair

Senator J. Kalani English, Vice Chair

Senator Jan Yagi Buen

Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

Senator Cal Kawamoto

Senator David Matsuura

Senator Norman Sakamoto

Senator Sam Slom

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

TIME:

1:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 212

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

 

The events of September 11, 2001 have had an adverse effect on all areas of the economy, particularly the tourism industry in Hawaii. The purpose of this briefing is for committee members to receive feedback and information from the visitor industry regarding the emergency measures taken by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), including the Hawaii Value Pass and other specific programs designed to assist in the economic and tourism recovery efforts. The following are scheduled to have a representative appear:

    • Hawaii Activities & Tours Association (HAATA)
    • Hawaii Attractions Association
    • Hawaii Hotel Association
    • Hawaii Resorts Developers Conference (HRDC)
    • Hawaii Restaurant Association
    • Hawaii Island Economic Development Board Greetings Program
    • Retail Merchants of Hawaii
    • American Resort Development Association

 
     

Public testimony will be accepted if time permits.

Persons wishing to testify should: register to testify by calling the committee clerk or fill out a testimony form prior to the start of the hearing, and submit 27 copies of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 218, State Capitol, 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony may also be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. All testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes. When faxing, please indicate to whom the testimony is being submitted, the date and time of the hearing, and the required number of copies needed for submittal. All written testimony must be received at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled) please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6853.

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Senator Donna Mercado Kim

Chair