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Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to potential travelers from Saudi Arabia

Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to potential travelers from Saudi Arabia ( HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Imran Hassan as their tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia. Mr. Hassan is the Business Development Manager of the National Vacation Company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has a growing outbound tourism market. Average spending of Saudi tourists overseas are among the highest in the world, and Saudi travelers tend to travel in large family groups. See:

“HITA membership will definitely help in creating demand to Hawaii. The last ten years have recorded excellent growth in outgoing travel from Saudi. We are keen to introduce Hawaii as a brand new tourist destination in 2012. Through a proper media campaign and with support from HITA, I am sure we can do it,” Mr. Hassan said.

The President of HiTA, Juergen T. Steinmetz, said: “ I have known Mohammad for many years and saw him and his company exhibit at trade shows in the Middle East. I am very excited HiTA can be a player to open this market for our state.”


The Hawaii Tourism Association’s (HITA) mission is to inform, educate, and update the global travel industry on current and emerging trends, economics, events, activities, businesses, and marketing that help shape the tourists’ perception of the Hawaiian Islands. HITA serves as a discussion forum for issues affecting industry members interested in doing business in Hawaii, while also working with new markets and regions expressing interest in visiting the Islands. The association offers member services that enhance the Hawaiian experience and promote the indigenous people, culture, and uniqueness which differentiates the most geographically-remote place on Earth from other island sand-sun-surf vacation and business destinations. HiTA is a member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP): .

PHOTO: Muhammad Imran Hassan / Photo from HiTA

MEDIA CONTACT: Juergen T. Steinmetz, President, Hawaii Tourism Association, phone: 1-808-566-9900, email:

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