HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii tourism officials have recently launched a marketing campaign targeting mainland travelers, as more of them arrive in the islands this summer.
The educational videos are played to visitors before and after their arrival.
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The campaign is partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. It aims to teach visitors to be mindful of the culture and environment they seek to explore, and to act responsibly in order to preserve the islands for future generations.
The Malama Hawaii campaign messages highlight issues relating to the restoration of Hawaii’s natural resources, perpetuation of Hawaiian culture and how visitors can engage in these efforts:
- Episode 1: Noelani Lee on Aquaculture: Malama Hawaii
- Episode 2: Kiai Collier on Habitat Stewardsip: Malama Hawaii
- Episode 3: Sam Ohu Gon III on Reforestation: Malama Hawaii
- Episode 4: Rick Barboza on Sustainable Farming: Malama Hawaii
- Brief version: A New Way to Travel: Malama Hawaii
The program is a statewide initiative involving nearly 100 industry partners and local organizations that provide volunteer opportunities that lead to regenerative tourism.