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HTA Responds to Group with Similar Name

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2020
HTA Release (20-181)

2020-09-25 HTA Responds to Group with Similar Name

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority was recently made aware of an entity called the “Hawai‘i Tourism Association,” utilizing the email address [email protected] and website address This group is in no way related to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and it is not a state agency.

Furthermore, the State of Hawai‘i has not endorsed the entity’s “Safer Tourism Seal” program nor any email solicitation on this matter.

The Hawai‘i Attorney General’s office sent a letter today to the “Hawai‘i Tourism Association,” demanding the entity cease and desist from the use of the name “Hawai‘i Tourism Association” in any public or commercial forum or medium.

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Media Contacts:

Marisa Yamane
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Hawaii Tourism Authority
808-973-2272 (o)
[email protected]