"...sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers."
"...non-profit, statewide trade organization of lodging properties, lodging owners and management firms, suppliers, and related firms and individuals. It was founded in 1947, with an original membership of 16 hotels, to represent the interests of Hawaii’s lodging industry. Today, the HLTA includes 156 lodging properties representing 48,000 rooms and more than 400 members in other membership categories. The association’s mission is to provide advocacy and education for the hospitality industry."
HVCB is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(6) corporation. "It is contracted to market the Hawaiian Islands under the auspices of the Hawaii Tourism Authority... [and] manages program planning and leisure and meetings, conventions and incentives marketing strategies for the North America market."
"The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)’s advantage is that it continues to influence the direction the industry takes through its unique membership structure of public-sector tourism organisations; air, land and sea carriers; and organisations engaged in the production, distribution, financing, consulting, educating and other technical aspects of the travel industry."
"...specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how."