Register Today for The Hawaiian Islands – Mālama Ambassadors Trade Show and Training
The Hawaiian Islands – Mālama Hawaiʻi

It’s been several years since we were able to visit with travel advisors in-person and bring important information regarding travel to Hawaiian Islands direct to you. We’re happy to announce we will be in a location near you! Please register today to join our numerous representatives from throughout the Hawaiian Islands, along with special guest speakers representing the local community, and our Hawaiʻi supplier partners – including hotels and resorts, activities and attractions, wholesale partners and more.

Limited seating will be available, so be sure to secure your seat today. The Hawaiian Islands - Mālama Hawaiʻi events will be hosted on March 6th in Phoenix, Arizona; March 7th in Albuquerque, New Mexico; March 8th in Houston, Texas; and March 9th in Dallas, Texas.

Join us for an afternoon of Hawaiian Islands destination updates and important information for your clients travel to Hawaiʻi from our Island Chapter representatives. Enjoy our evening general session with special guest speakers Micah Kamohoali’i, Naomi “Sissy” Lake-Farm, and Rick Barboza. Experience live hula kahiko and hula ʻauana performances. Meet, greet and network with our suppliers at the Hawaiian Islands trade show and get much-needed information from Hawaiʻi travel partners.

Guest Speakers

Micah Kamohoaliʻi
Kumu Hula for Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu and Fashion Designer, Dezigns by Kamohoalii
Micah Kamohoali’iAs the kumu hula (hula master) of Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu, a hula school on the island of Hawaiʻi, hula has been a part of Micah Kamohoaliʻi’s life since the age of three. Through this dance tradition, he has learned the history and stories of his people. Various cultural festivals invite the hālau he leads to perform across the islands. Equally well-known for the quality of the kapa, or mulberry bark cloth, he makes for dancer regalia, Kamohoaliʻi has helped revive the practice of creating kapa among the hula community. Kamohoaliʻi has taken the fashion community by storm, having his Hawaiʻi-inspired designs featured in esteemed Fashion Week showcases in New York, Milan, London and Paris. Kamohoaliʻi has been featured on the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times and Forbes. “I hope we leave the impression that there’s a connection between people, place, honoring your history and to have respect and love for everything that’s around you. We’re teaching Hawaiian values to the world and sharing our aloha.”
Naomi “Sissy” Lake-Farm
Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House, Executive Director
Naomi “Sissy” Lake-FarmNaomi “Sissy” Lake-Farm, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner and kumu hula says, “As caretakers of the land, we share the history and heritage of Maui through the artifacts, photographs, and documents that are entrusted to our care. It is essential that the cultural roots and history that define our community will continue to be there for future generations.” The Maui Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing Maui’s history with visitors and the local community with cultural events throughout the year.
Rick Barboza
Papahana Kuaola, Co-founder
Rick BarbozaThe distinctive ridges of the Koʻolau mountains are a riot of green in the contrasting sunlit ridges and shaded valleys. They’re similar to the ridges in the elegant leaf of a rare species of kalo (taro) growing far below at the idyllic Papahana Kuaola, a community farm co-founded by Rick Barboza, a living botanical garden. Guiding them to replant taro huli (cuttings), Rick laughs with his visitors. He knows the mud may wash off their arms and legs in the waterfall later, but it will leave an indelible memory of what it means to mālama ʻāina (care for the land).
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Participating Hawaiʻi Suppliers*
Aqua-Aston Hospitality
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Castle Resorts & Hotels
Courtyard Oʻahu North Shore
Hilton Garden Inn Kauaʻi Wailua Bay
Ka Moana Lūʻau
Maui Ocean Center
Pleasant Holidays
Sheraton Kauaʻi Coconut Beach Resort
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
Timbers Kauaʻi Ocean Club & Residences
Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
ALG Vacations*
Highgate Hawaiʻi*
Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel*
Marriott International - Hawaiʻi*
The Waikīkī Collection - Marriott Hawaiʻi*
Click the location hyperlink below to Register Today.
Monday, March 6
Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel
Phoenix, AZ 
Tuesday, March 7
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Albuquerque, NM 
Wednesday, March 8
The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, TX 
Thursday, March 9
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
Dallas, TX  SOLD OUT
* Not participating in all shows. Varies by city.

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