Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum is President of the Hawai‘i-based Life Enhancement Institute (LEI) of the Pacific LLC. He lectures on host cultural values in the workplace at the University of Hawai‘i School of Travel Industry Management (TIM), is on the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Board of Trustees, HVCB Marketing Advisory Committee, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority Hawaiian Cultural Program Advisory Group. Taum works with travel, leisure, retail, and development industries integrating cultural values and principles into contemporary business, and is a sought after keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer, and facilitator. His work promoting sustainable place-based Hawaiian cultural stewardship principles and practices is acknowledged locally, nationally, and internationally.
Read an excerpt of this essay as part of our event series on Civil Beat: http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2010/08/16/3520-the-value-of-hawaii-tourism-by-ramsay-remigius-mahealani-taum/
Listen to an interview with Sara Collins and Ramsay Taum on Historic Preservation and Tourism. Originally broadcast on NĀ ʻŌIWI ʻŌLINO 9/1/10