THE COAST GUARD FOUNDATION 16TH ANNUAL DINNER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD FOURTEENTH DISTRICT
On May 2, 2018, the Coast Guard Foundation(CGF) held its 16th annual dinner to honor the efforts of the United States Coast Guard’s Fourteenth District. Since 2005 Cruise Line International Association – Northwest Canada (CLIA-NWC) has sponsored this annual event which raises money to allow the CGF to award scholarships and grants in support of Coast Guard spouses and children.
The CGF is a national non-profit organization founded in 1969 and is an independent organization separate to the U.S. Coast Guard. It provides vital support that the U.S. government cannot provide to Coast Guard members and their families. The founding directors were Coast Guard veterans who served together during World War II.
CLIA-NWC is proud to support this annual event in conjunction with the many other generous sponsors who appreciate the outstanding contributions that the Coast Guard makes in the islands and around the world. For more information about the Coast Guard Foundation visit www.coastguardfoundation.org
THIRD ANNUAL CRUISE SUMMIT CONTINUES TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF HAWAII’S CRUISE INDUSTRY
The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) held its 3rd Annual Hawaii Cruise Summit April 28 – May 6. Over the course of the week, cruise executives representing various CLIA member lines including, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and more, had the opportunity to meet with Hawaii government officials, visit ports and meet representatives from major attractions and tour operations.
On April 30, Cruise Line International Association – North West Canada (CLIA-NWC) sponsored the breakfast meeting where cruise executives received a briefing from Darrell Young, Deputy Director of the Hawaii State Department of Transportation Harbors Division (DOT-H) about local ports and planning.
Prior to the briefing Shannon McKee of Access Cruise shared some statistics on the overall global cruise market from the 2018-2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. In general, the industry is trending toward increasing the number and size of ships. According to the report McKee cited, an estimated 26.7 million passengers this year will grow to 39.6 million by 2027 for a 48 percent increase over 10 years. In addition, Alaska and the Caribbean are poised for record years.
The Executive Director of the Oahu Visitors Bureau(OVB), Noelani Schilling-Wheeler and OVB Director of Sales Kainoa Daines, Laci Goshi Tourism Brand Manager of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Charlie Toguchi of CLIA-NWC were all in attendance. After the meeting, the group proceeded to pier inspections in Honolulu Harbor on Oahu before departing to visit ports on Kauai, the Island of Hawaii, and Maui.
“The annual cruise summit continues to provide an invaluable opportunity in bringing key cruise executives to the State to meet with on-island partners, help shape the future of Hawaii’s cruise industry, and experience first-hand what the Hawaiian Islands have to offer,” said Laci Goshi of HTA.
Back Row: Noelani Schilling-Wheeler (OVB), Jamie Barut (PolyAd), Kainoa Danes (OVB), Russell Benford (RCCL), LeVar Kennings (RCCL), Richard Boydon (Princess Cruises) Front Row: Melinda Oliveras (Carnival), Jessica Potter (Holland America), Carrie Weems (Norwegian), Jennifer Benner (Norwegian), Alina Juliachs (Access Cruise), Ellen Lynch (Holland America Group), Francine Trivett (RCCL), Shannon McKee (Access Cruise), Karen (DOT), Laci Goshi (HTA
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