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TIM Professional Programs

Executive Development Institute for Tourism – EDIT

Co-sponsored by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), EDIT provides an intensive twelve day program to serve ongoing educational needs of executives and professionals in both private and public sectors of international tourism organizations. Since 1979, participants have included government officials, hotel executives, educators, tour operators, airline executives and other travel industry professionals from over 50 countries.

Learn more about EDIT

Hawaiʻi International Resort Management Institute – (formerly HIHI)

The Hawaiʻi International Resort Management Institute provides quality, short-term training for personnel in the international hospitality industry. The institute offers professional development courses in the areas of food and beverage, hotel operations, human resources and general hospitality management. Over the years, participants have represented hundreds of different organizations throughout Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region.

Learn more about The International Resort Management Institute

TIM Neighbor Island Seminars

TIM Neighbor Island Seminars are one-day seminars targeted for the hospitality and service-based industries. The program is held twice a year in October and March on Maui, Oʻahu, the Big Island, and Kauaʻi. The one-day format serves the needs of the busy manager. It reinforces what he or she already knows and helps to develop new skills to create the “value-added” professional. The seminars give managers a compact version of what is offered in the HIHI program. Participants who attend;the one-day seminar and desire more information and training often apply for HIHI in the summer as a follow-up course.

TIM Custom Training Programs

Our TIM Professional Programs department can develop training programs customized to your organization’s needs. We have provided training programs to hotels, restaurants, and government agencies.

Professional Development Office Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Professional Development and Research Consultancy
2560 Campus Road, George 346
Honolulu, HI 96822
Fax Number:
(808) 956-5378

Professional Staff:

Juanita Liu, PhD
Director, Center for Tourism Policy Studies
Phone: (808)956-6610
Rachel Soma
Director, Professional Development
Phone: (808) 956-4902

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