|Honolulu, Hawaii // Photo by Freeimages.com/Jenny W.|
The 2015 Hawaii Tourism Conference in Honolulu is only a few weeks away. The two-day industry event will offer attendees a variety of informative presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.
This year one of the panel discussions, "Alternative Accommodations: Specialty Resorts and Vacation Rentals," will offer insight into the growing demand for alternative accommodations, the unique challenges for these properties, and their role in Hawaii's lodging industry.
The panel of experts for this session include David Owens, regional head of public policy at Airbnb, a website offering more than 1.5 million lodging options in 190 countries; LJ Bates III, executive director of Kalani Honua, a non-profit educational retreat center and eco-community on Hawaii Island; Daniel Monck, president of the Hawaii Association of Vacation Rental Managers and owner of Exclusive Getaways and Abbey Vacation Rentals; and Richard Holtzman, vice president and managing director of Montage Kapalua Bay, an all-suite residential accommodation on Maui.
Registration for the conference is available through Tuesday, August 25. Sign up for "Alternative Accommodations: Specialty Resorts and Vacation Rentals" Concurrent Session 2 on August 27. There are a few slots remaining and appointments will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register now by clicking here.