The Hawaii Tourism Authority announced it will hold its annual Hawaii Tourism Conference on Aug. 10 and 11.

According to the HTA, topics will include motivations for today's leisure travelers; updates on the November 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' meeting; updates on Hawaii's airline and cruise industries; tips on attracting, producing and promoting sporting events in Hawaii; and the outlook for tourism in 2011.

On Aug. 11, the HTA's global marketing partners, including the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Hawaii Tourism Japan, Hawaii Tourism Asia, Hawaii Tourism Europe, Hawaii Tourism Oceania, and SMG for the Hawaii Convention Center, will present their 2011 marketing plans.

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