Tabippo Japanese Travel Influencers,
“Let’s pass down beautiful Hawaiʻi to the future”
In October 2022, the Bishop Museum Corporate Relations team, in partnership with Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan and Tabippo, hosted select Japanese travel influencers on campus in Atherton Hālau and Bowman Hālau Wa‘a.
The Mālama Hawaiʻi Influencer event hosted by Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan (HTJ) took place from October 13-18, 2022 and welcomed 12 influencers and 30 messengers who are considered social media influencers in Japan. Most of the attendees were in there 20s and 30s and have interests in traveling and high degree of environmental consciousness.
HTJ conducted this program along with Tabippo, a travel media company, sharing Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s message of Mālama Hawaiʻi.
Focusing on sustainability, the event started with small group tours showcasing areas of the Museum relative to our sustainability initiatives: Hawaiian Hall, the Native Garden, and Parley AIR Station. Following the tours, attendees sat for a presentation in Atherton Hālau by Bishop Museum’s Curator of Sustainability, Dr. Chris Hobbs. Visitors were able to enjoy island-style cuisine served by Nui Kealoha Catering along with a live demonstration of pounding taro, or paʻi ʻai.
Bishop Museum’s commitment to conserving some of the rarest treasures and species on the planet extends beyond conservation, collections, and science. We strive to make sustainability a core component of our mission and are committed to change by acting and instituting sustainable practices throughout our organization.
As the primary source of Pacific-based knowledge that inspires solutions for a sustainable future, Bishop Museum is committed to protecting the environment and reducing its footprint by implementing sustainable actions. We are also developing and delivering sustainability curriculums, programs, and exhibits.
Image: Asia Pacific Educator Noriko Hirooka shares a brief history of Hawaiian Hall with the group. Photo courtesy of Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan.
Image: Mālama Hawaiʻi Week attendees learn more about plastic waste and ocean sustainability efforts at the Parley AIR Station. Photo courtesy of Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan.