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Friday, 11 December 2009

The Asia Productivity Organization (APO) will be holding a Study Mission on Ecotourism in Hawaii in Honolulu, from March 15 to 19, 2010. APO is seeking 18 qualified participants from China, Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. DBEDT is working with the Hawaii Ecotourism Association to put together the five-day program, which will consist of presentations by Hawaii ecotourism experts and at least 2.5 days of site visits.

According to its Project Notification, APO selected Hawaii for the meeting because of its “pristine environment and abundant natural resources have contributed to its worldwide reputation as a wonderful place to live and visit. The state has developed innovative solutions to maintain the natural landscape and support its tourism industry. Hawaii’s tourism industry has contributed to the socioeconomic uplift of rural communities in a sustainable way. Hawaii is known for its natural wonders that encompass ecotourism activities in the state. This study mission is proposed to provide participants from the Asia-Pacific region with an opportunity to learn from Hawaii’s rich experience in ecotourism as a strategic activity for the socioeconomic development of local communities/rural areas.”

For additional information, please contact DBEDT’s Marlene Hiraoka at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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