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Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau


  • Sue Kanoho Managing Director, Island Chapters - Executive Director, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

    "My most cherished memories include witnessing an eruption of Pele at Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, snorkeling with Manta Rays in Kona on Island of Hawaiʻi, a helicopter landing at Manawaiopuna Falls on Kauaʻi, and every time I see a rainbow!"

    Maile Brown Director of Sales & Marketing, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

    "Waimea Canyon is truly one of my favorite places in Hawaiʻi because it is so beautiful."

    Patricia Ornellas Destination Manager, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

    "My two favorite places are on Kauaʻi – Kalāheo because it is where my home and heart is and Kōkeʻe – the beauty and serenity… being there realigns and revitalizes me."

    Lani Kaui Sales Manager, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

    "Kauaʻi is my favorite place in Hawaiʻi because I love the small communities, shared cultures, and the beauty of our island to enjoy."

    Christy Lagundino Office Coordinator, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

    "I was born and raised on Kauaʻi and am very proud to call this island my home. I feel blessed to be surrounded by my ʻohana and the Aloha spirit."

  • Jim Braman Kauaʻi Chapter Chairperson

    General Manager, The Cliffs at Princeville

    Fred Atkins

    General Partner and Managing Director Kauaʻi Kilohana Partners, Kilohana Plantation

    Chandra Bertsch

    General Manager, The Shops at Kukuiʻula

    Stacie Chiba-Miguel

    General Manager, The Shops at Kukuiʻula

    Ike Cockett

    General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Kauaʻi Wailua Bay

    Jon Gersonde

    General Manager, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

    Sharolyn Kawakami

    Resort Manager, Koʻa Kea Hotel & Resort

    Jill Lowry

    Executive Director, Anaina Hou Community Park

    Thomas Nizo

    Coordinator, West Kauaʻi/Waimea Town Celebration

    Laura Richards

    Marketing Consultant, Hanalei Colony Resort



    Invited Guests (non-voting)


    Nalani Brun

    Director, County of Kaua‘i, Office of Economic Development

    Robert "Bob" Crowell

    Harbormaster, State of Hawai‘i – Harbor’s Division

    Craig Davis

    Kaua‘i Airports District Manager, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, Airport Division

    Mark Perriello

    President, Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce

    Samira Siale

    Executive Director, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association-Kaua‘i Chapter

  • The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA), in partnership with the counties and the respective visitor bureaus, developed community-based Destination Management Action Plans (DMAPs) that aim to rebuild, redefine and reset the direction of tourism over a three-year period. The focus is on stabilization, recovery, and rebuilding to the desired visitor industry for each island. The actions put forth in the DMAPs are guided by an island-based Steering Committee for each island, and includes a collaborative process which encourages participation and vital input from the community, visitor industry and other sectors. The DMAPs identify areas of need as well as actionable solutions for enhancing the residents’ quality of life and improving the visitor experience across the islands.


    HTA’s 2020–2025 Strategic Plan is organized around four interacting pillars—Natural Resources, Hawaiian Culture, Community, and Brand Marketing, with more emphasis on addressing tourism impacts and greater destination management. In it, HTA defined Destination Management to include: attracting and educating responsible visitors; advocating for solutions to overcrowded attractions, overtaxed infrastructure, and other tourism-related problems; and working with other responsible agencies to improve natural and cultural assets valued by both Hawaiʻi residents and visitors.


    Kauaʻi DMAP is on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kauaidmap.


    View the Kauaʻi Destination Management Action Plan below, or visit the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority website to discover how destination management and stewardship is advancing in our islands.



    • #1 Kaua‘i, The Best Islands in Hawai‘i –  Hawai‘i Magazine
    • Hanalei (#2) & Pō‘ipu (#5) listed as 5 Best Towns in Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Magazine
    • Kapa‘a named Favorite Beach Town, Hawaiian Islands, The Trazees, by Trazee Travel

    Contact the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau for information on how to submit an offer on KauaiKamaaina.com and/or Kauaispecials.com.

    • No new structure can be built more than four stories high, the height of a mature coconut palm tree.
    • Kaua‘i has been the location for many popular movies, including South Pacific, Blue Hawaii, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Tropic Thunder, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Descendants, Jurassic World, Hobbs & Shaw and Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
    • Kaua‘i has more beach per coastline than its neighbor islands.
    • Kaua‘i has the only navigable rivers in Hawai‘i.
    • The National Tropical Botanical Garden is headquartered on Kaua‘i. Only five exist in the US, and three are located on Kaua‘i. Its goal is to advance scientific research, public education and plant conservation.
  • Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau Updates


Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau Sue Kanoho, Executive Director

4473 Paheʻe Street, Suite F Līhuʻe, HI 96766