Honolulu, the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii, is the hot spot for arts, culture, and entertainment. Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu has an extensive list of go-to iconic places including Hilo’s National Volcano Park, Aloha Tower, Iolani Palace, along with beautiful beaches and waterfalls. Whether you’re looking for nightlife, art galleries, or finest museums you will find it here in Honolulu
In Hawaii we will focus on the history, development and foreign influences on their food and culture. We will learn about the agriculture, traditions, and culture. Our goal will be to discover the unexpected from the local people and culinary communities.
We will study international issues in tourism in Hawaii with an emphasis on the impacts, opportunities, and challenges for its growth or decline, and how that future tourism development can become more sustainable. We will make a special effort to visit and assess UNESCO sites in each of the countries we visit.
We are looking forward to meeting with social entrepreneurs in Hawaii to learn about their initiatives for addressing social, cultural and environmental issues ranging from access to potable water, food, and education for example. Using the new Sustainable Development Goals 2015 as a framework for analysis of various initiatives, we will see first hand some of the creative ways entrepreneurs have used their business acumen to “do good”.