HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 28, 2011

TIME:

9:30 a. m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The purpose of this briefing is to discuss The Economy and Tourism, and Anything thatís Money, †

with a focus on tourism funding and the transient accommodations tax. The goal is to create policies that are sensitive to the tourism industry's needs as we finalize the state budget.

 

Scheduled to present: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Meeting Minutes to be provided to all House Members

 

                                                                              Carl Bonham, UHERO

                                                                              Lowell Kalapa, †Tax Foundation of Hawaii

                                                                              Mike McCartney, Hawaii Tourism Authority

Other speakers to be announced

 

Sub-topics may include the tourism industryís top funding priorities (i.e., aging and inadequate airport facilities, improving the quality of ground transportation services, furloughs, etc); factors affecting visitor interest (tightened airport security, recession, and competing travel destinations) and how to enhance visitor experience in Hawaii; the possibility of a Waikiki Task Force to help coordinate government and private efforts to revitalize our tourism industry cost-effectively.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8574 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.† Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-8574.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live.† Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 536-2100.

 

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair