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TIM school gala seeks $400,000 for scholarships
February 27, 2023

“Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism,” the largest fundraiser for the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management at the Shidler College of Business, is on track to set a fundraising record this year, but officials say more money is needed to help Hawaii’s visitor industry firm up its hiring pipeline amid continued labor shortages and a graying workforce.

Studied To Death? Some Say Hawaii Doesn’t Need More Data Before Acting On Overtourism
February 27, 2023

As Hawaii tourism rebounds three years after being effectively shut down during the pandemic, political, community and business leaders are reprising a question central to policy discussions about the state’s most prominent industry: How many tourists is too many?

NSA Engages with Partners, Public During Top Scientific Conference in Hawaii
February 23, 2023

This year, NSA attended and sponsored the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Held over three days in January, it serves as the longest-standing working scientific conference on information technology management in the world.

$250K endowed scholarship to support first-gen Shidler students
February 2, 2023

Being someone who truly understands the daunting role of being the first in a family to attend college, alumna Sheila Kan Chuang, has established the Kan-Chuang Hope Endowed Scholarship with a gift of $250,000 to support undergraduate students pursuing a degree at the Shidler college. The scholarship will help students who may be the first generation in their family to attend college.

$250K gift updates Shidler Student Leadership Center
January 8, 2023

The newly modernized Roland and Evelyn Casamina House of Finance Undergraduate Student Leadership Center was unveiled during a blessing ceremony held on January 6 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business.

UH’s online executive MBA program nationally recognized
January 3, 2023

According to Bankrate, a national consumer financial services company, Shidler College of Business has been ranked as one of the top five online executive MBA programs for 2022.

Cheapest Car Insurance in Hawaii
December 19, 2022

Professor Jing Ai discusses the fairness of car insurance companies when setting premiums. 

Student-led travel industry networking event links students, professionals
December 6, 2022

Over 140 people attended the 2022 Nā Kukui Netlinks, a networking showcase hosted by students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School).

UH scientists among world’s most influential researchers
November 16, 2022

Shidler Professor Stephen Vargo appeared on the premier Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022 for the ninth consecutive year.

U.S. tourists willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods in Hawaiʻi
September 8, 2022

A study co-authored by TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa's study shows that tourists to Hawaiʻi from the continental U.S. are willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods while on vacation in the islands to help the state become a more sustainable tourism destination

New UH student-run venture fund announces first investments
August 18, 2022

The Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund, a program under the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), announced its first-ever strategic investments totaling $20,000 in Hohonu and Reeler.

University of Hawaii at Manoa RISE student housing facility to open in fall 2023
July 26, 2022

The University of Hawaii at Manoa will begin welcoming its first student residents at Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, in the fall 2023 semester, UH officials announced Tuesday.

5 UH Mānoa subjects rank among world’s top 75
July 18, 2022

Hospitality and tourism management is one of five UH Mānoa subjects that were ranked among the world's top 75 in the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

UH Mānoa second language studies students create online language learning startup
May 5, 2022

GOALL (Great Online Activities for Language Learning), a startup company that helps people learn different languages, is the winner of the 2022 UH Venture Competition.

Honoring a pioneer, chef Roy Yamaguchi
April 5, 2022

As Chef Roy Yamaguchi is honored at TIM School's Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism gala, Alan Wong pays tribute to Roy's journey to becoming a pioneer and leader in the culinary scene.

UH startup wins PBN innovation bracket competition
March 31, 2022

TurnoverBnB wins Pacific Business News' inaugural Inno Madness competition. Inno Madness is PBN's rendition of college basketball March Madness where readers vote for companies they thought were doing the most to advance innovation in Hawaii.

Best Capital One Credit Cards
March 31, 2022

Assistant Professor Christopher Cannon discusses Capital One's marketing strategies and how it affects consumer outlook on the value of credit card rewards.

As COVID restrictions ease, spring breakers eye Hawaii as their next destination
March 5, 2022

As COVID restrictions come to an end, TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa comments on how we can expect to see an increase in tourism in Hawaiʻi.

Growing Sustainable Tourism Market
February 21, 2022

According to a new study, co-authored by TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa, research suggests that visitors are willing to pay more for sustainable experiences.

Best Business Credit Cards for Travel in 2022
February 16, 2022

Lecturer Chuck Lopez shares how you can maximize travel credit card rewards for businesses and his thoughts on getting travel business credit cards with steep annual fees.

20 for the Next 20: Sandra Fujiyama, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship at UH Mānoa
February 10, 2022

Executive Director of PACE, Sandra Fujiyama, is honored as part of Hawaii Business Magazine's 20 for the Next 20.

Life of a UH student, big wave surfer featured in new 2021 HIFF film
November 17, 2021

Wrenna Delgado, a junior accounting major, was the star of a new film featured at the 2021 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.

The Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2021
November 9, 2021

Lecturer Chuck Lopez shares some pros and cons of using rewards cards.

Resumption of Tourism in Living with COVID-19
October 24, 2021

Professor Jerry Agrusa discusses some of the pressing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will affect the travel industry.