About Us

Over Two Decades of Advocacy In Hawaii

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To protect Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses and visitors.
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OUR GOALS

Promote communication and education about ecotourism and sustainable travel. Promote community-based visitor businesses that are environmentally sensitive and culturally accurate. Provide information, professional development, and a resource network.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

HEA is committed to diversifying Hawaii’s travel industry through advocacy for sustainable tourism to protect Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host cultures. HEA members strive to educate everyone on the benefits of sustainable tourism for Hawaii.