Authentic Aloha


Kerry Cannon

In my Publisher’s Note in the October issue of Home-Based Travel Agent magazine, I shared a bit about a recent trip I took to Hawai’i.  Here are links to the people and places I referred to in my letter.  If you didn’t see it, click here to see my article in the digital edition of the magazine.

Hawai’i Tourism Authority – Hawai’i Tourism Conference
Learn more about the spirit of Aloha.

Oahu Visitors Bureau
The Heart of Hawai’i.

Pearl Harbor Memorial
Wow.  Very moving.  If your clients are going to or through Honolulu, they have to go.

USS Missouri Battleship Museum
A short ride out to Ford’s Island from the Pearl Harbor Memorial.  Be sure to recommend your clients to take the private tour. 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Special thanks to Scott Kawasaki, Director of Public Relations.  What a terrific hotel!  Amazing ocean views, in the heart of Waikiki… just walk across the street, grab a board and surf.

Ray Sowders – Guitar player & Performer.
An amazingly talented guitar player who plays from 5 to 6 every Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday out by the pool at the Hyatt Waikiki.

Kauai Visitors Bureau
Hawai’i’s Island of Discovery.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
What a wonderful property, set in Poipu in the southern part of Kauai.  Be sure to have one of their signature Mai Tai’s. 

Nukumoi Surf Co.
Great people.  Ask for Jamie Dillberg as your instructor.  A former professional surfer, great teacher… and if your clients are women – according to my wife you’ll score points sending them to Jamie.

Kerry J. Cannon, Jr.
Group Publisher
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