Executive Development Institute for Tourism

Experienced industry and academic experts conduct the intensive and interactive sessions and are chosen for their excellence in communication skills, strong professional backgrounds and knowledge 
Program Fee
The program fee of US $3,395 includes tuition and course materials, site visits on O‘ahu and a neighbor island, and program-related transportation.  The program fee does not cover hotel accommodations, meals (except hosted functions as noted), supplementary textbooks and personal expenses.  To reserve a place send EDIT application by January 25.  Candidates who successfully enroll in the program will be informed of their acceptance by March 1. The deadline for full payment of program tuition is  February 15.  A non-refundable fee of $500 will be charged to applicants who are accepted but withdraw from the program after they have been notified.



Scholarships to cover up to half of the program fee are available for participants from member organizations of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. Prospective participants may apply for the scholarship directly by sending the EDIT application (also see Section III of EDIT application) directly to PATA no later than February 1. The following items are required by PATA:

1)   A brief essay on why you wish to attend EDIT
2)  A current resume or curriculum vitae
3)  An official sponsor recommendation letter including your         organization’s ability to finance the balance of the cost

The EDIT application and attachments should be sent to:
PATA EDIT Scholarship
PATA, Unit B1, 28th Floor
Siam Tower, 989 Rama I Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: (66-2) 658-2000, Fax: (66-2) 658-2010
Email: edit@PATA.org

If you are not selected as a recipient of the PATA Scholarship and your participation is contingent on receiving the scholarship you will receive a full refund of the US $1000 pre-registration fee.
To apply you may download the application below and email it to EDITHawaii@hawaii.edu or fax to 808 956-5378.  For more information please email rsoma@hawaii.edu or call 808 956-4902.

Application Form


Payments are accepted in the form of money orders, bank drafts/checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers.  Credit card charges are not accepted.  Bank-to-bank wire transfers require an additional US $25 to the amount being transferred. Money orders and bank drafts are to be made payable in US dollars to the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi or RCUH.  EDIT inquiries, application forms and payment(s) may be sent to:

School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road, George Hall, #346
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Tele: (808) 956-4902, Fax: (808) 956-5378
Email: rsoma@hawaii.edu
Web page: www.tim.hawaii.edu



There is a range of accommodation choices in Waikīkī. May is a particularly busy period and participants are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible and no later than April 1.  Special rates for moderate hotels room range from $155 and up per night plus tax will be available for EDIT participants. Payment and reservation for accommodations are to be made separately from the tuition fee and made payable directly to the hotel no later than April 1 in order to secure accommodations. Further information on hotels will be available in February 2019.
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