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Transcript of Hawai
The land of paradise and culture
Our project in Hawaii
Business in Hawaii
The real Hawaii in a few words...
Clichés about Hawaii
A country where everyone ...
... spends its time playing the Ukulele on the Waikiki beach
... wears a loincloth and a neckless made of flowers
... lives a life of tourist !
Discovered in 1778 by James Cook "The "Sandwich islands"
Joined the Union in 1959
The "Aloha State"
- 137 islands : 8 main islands
- Many volcanoes
- 1 392 000 inhabitants (39% Asian)
- 28 311 km ²
- Capital city : Honolulu
Plurality of religions:
Customs & traditions
Traditional dance (Hula Kahiko, Hula Auana)
Legends & superstitions :
Way to pass on beliefs, history & knowledge
Environmental phenomenons are signs of gods (rainbow, rain...)
Agriculture & Tourism
Focus on tourism
Places of interest
National volcano park
The naval base of Pearl Harbor
Haleakala's national park
10 billion dollars per year
7 millions tourists per year
Tourists visit one or two islands
The Oahu island is the most inhabited, developed and well-known one
An hotel that respects the traditional architecture
Respect of customs & traditions
The employment of local people
Breakfasts & meals only made with products from local agriculture
Local guides to discover the "real" Hawaii
Possibility to discover real customs through ceremonies
Possibility to learn "Hula" dances
How to create a business in Hawaii ?
Hawaiian Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC)
Small Business Administration
(advice and financial helps)
A success story : "Planet Surf Hawaii"
From Deauville to Hawaii
a surf company
20 years of success
" Green card"
To live and work permanently in Hawaii
An alternative tourism to discover Hawaii differently