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Community-Based Tourism Program

Signature Incubator Program

The Signature Incubator Program (SIGI) to cultivate existing events so that it can rise to a level or status as a HTA designated signature event by HTA assisting the event organizers to develop partnerships with visitor-related entities and providing workshops or activities to further grow or enhance the event and the organization’s capacity.  The 2017 SIGI programs are:

Pana‘ewa Stampede RodeoHawaii Island
Waimea Town CelebrationKauai 
Sunset Beach ProOahu 
Honolulu BiennialOahu
Celebration of the ArtsMaui
Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard ChampionshipsMolokai/Oahu

Community Enrichment Program

The Community Enrichment Program (CEP) fosters community based tourism projects to improve and enrich Hawai‘i’s product offerings. These community-based projects should provide unique, authentic and highly-valued visitor experiences and represents activities that are developed by our community, for our community, and are things the community is willing to and wants to share with our visitors. CEP encourages innovative tourism products. 

Download a complete list of 2018 CEP awardees.



> Requests for Proposals (RFP)
> Calendar of Events


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Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 973-2255
Fax: (808) 973-2253

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