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“I have had the privilege of being a member of HVCB for well over 30 years. The current and future information I have gained from my membership has been professionally instrumental to my career. The hotel lodging and tourism business has certainly become more complex over the last few decades. We must be aware of what motivates our customers to “Buy Hawaii” and turn dreams into bookings. HVCB has been a unique resource to help provide the marketing savvy that brings people to our islands and ensures them a reason to return time and time again. I am proud to be a member and chairperson of this great organization. Thank you to the entire team at HVCB that works tirelessly to showcase the Hawaiian Islands that we share proudly with the rest of the world.” 

Jerry Gibson, Vice President 
BRE Hotels & Resorts

“HVCB has helped me foster my professional network. A great resource for career development, current and important issues within the association, and the larger business community. As a hotelier, HVCB is without a doubt the best investment!” 

Josephine Tedrowe 
Coconut Waikikī Hotel & Shoreline Hotel Waikīkī  

“The HVCB plays an integral role in not only ensuring the success of our state’s number one industry and economy, but also in sharing Hawaii’s message of aloha around the world.  As we all work together to welcome our guests to Hawaii in a responsible and mindful way, the HVCB will continue to be a key partner in instilling a deeper understanding and appreciation of our islands’ unique culture, places and people through their innovative programs.  We’re proud to be an HVCB member and encourage all organizations that are connected to Hawai‘i tourism to join us!” 

Daniel Chun 
Alaska Airlines 

“HVCB is vitally important to its members, the visitor industry and all the people of Hawaii.  Through its disciplined approach to market analysis and research, its creativity and effective use of resources, HVCB has continued to serve all of Hawaii by strengthening the brand and creating demand to travel to these beautiful islands.” 

John Morgan, President, and Chief Executive Officer 
Kualoa Ranch

 “I just can’t say enough about the Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) and how their services have benefited us. Truly dedicated professionals, their hearts are full of genuine aloha especially when it comes to the well-being of our islands. How to stay prepared for hurricane season, organizing a FAM tour, attending their many well-organized and informative social media, strategy and market insight meetings, utilizing our membership services… our membership benefits and co-op opportunities are invaluable. To grow your business and be a part of something special, you’ll definitely want to become a member of the KVB.” 

Cindy Kauanui 
Holo Holo Charters 

 “We have been members of HVCB for just under a year and even in this uncertain time, we've found our membership to be a useful resource. The frequent industry insights allow us to stay up-to-date on traveler's sentiments which help us plan; the opportunities to work with the local visitor bureaus offices during this time have been extremely helpful; and the virtual pau hana was a great way to continue building connections in this unprecedented time. We look forward to continuing our membership with HVCB!” 

Andrew Fowers
Shaka Guide 


“From connecting my team and I to new business leads gained during networking events or having access to their extensive research and industry statistics to make strategic business decisions, our membership with HVCB has truly proven to be valuable. My best advice to new and current members: reach out to the HVCB team to see how you can partner and explore your membership further!” 

Breana Grosz
International Market Place 


“HVCB membership gives our small business an international platform from which to spread Aloha with the world. As a first stop for most visitors, HVCB's website and print materials are produced with care, closely aligned with our core values of environmental stewardship, protection of Hawaiian cultural heritage and engagement with the local community. We are proud to be featured in their repertoire of visitor activities. As a member, we know that the HVCB staff have our back. They are eager to connect us to our visitor industry partners and promote us to the world. Mahalo for all that you do!” 

Neelanthi Vadivel
Still & Moving Center