Hawaii Agtourism Conference Program
PANEL: Pacific Agtourism
Attracting the Japanese visitor
Japanese Marketing Trends
The Importance of Promotion
How to promote
How to take care of Japanese guests?
How B&Bs benefit farmers in Hawaii & the Pacific
The Impact of the Internet
How B&Bs Support the Local Economy
Importance of Repeat Business
Why are Agtourism sites popular?
Example of marketing Kona produce to Pacific visitors
PANEL: Hawaii Agtourism Legal/Political Concerns
Land use issues
What needs to be done?
Environmental impact studies for agtourism?
Hotel, excise and other tax requirements
Registered bed & breakfasts
PANEL: Hawaii Agtourism Update (mid-1999 to present)
Results of Hawaii's first survey of Hawaii Agtourism
"Hawaii Farm Food Tours, Australian Food Festivals, & the International 'Slow Food' Movement."
West Big Island, 1999
East Big Island
PANEL: Should "Agtourism" be Mass Tourism or an Exploration Experience?
Agtourism within the Context of the Tourism Industry
Farmers working with tour operators
Farmers working with hotels
PANEL: Creation of a Hawaii Agtourism Association?
Determining if there’s a critical mass to organize
Steering Committee volunteers
Discussion of Priorities
Mandate for first meeting
Mandate for all participants