Cruising With Colin

Alex Salkever

Colin Veitch may be the CEO and president of Norwegian Cruise Line Group but he’s never on cruise control. Veitch joined NCL in February 2000 and masterminded its “freestyle cruising,” a move to turn cruising into a less structured affair with “no dress codes and no assigned seating with strangers.” After the Sept. 11 attacks, Read the full article…

December 2003 , Leadership
December, 2003

Shifting Sands Underfoot

Alex Salkever

In the busiest stretch of Hawaii’s busiest resort area, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center sits as a monument to a bygone era. A monolithic cement fort that replaced an idyllic coconut grove much beloved by locals and visitors alike, the center for two decades has served its main purpose well: selling as many high-end retail Read the full article…

December 2003 , Tourism
December, 2003

Mike Paulin’s Wet Ride Home

Alex Salkever

In 1997, Michael Paulin sold the resort management company he had founded a decade earlier to Sunterra Resorts for $6.5 million in stock. He bought a vineyard in Northern California for an active retirement with his nest egg. Then Sunterra declared bankruptcy on May 31, 2000, rendering Paulin’s stock worthless. “I was very concerned about Read the full article…

December 2003 , Leadership , Tourism
December, 2003

Visions of Visitors

Alex Salkever

What do you think we can do better in the visitor industry here? Carey: I think Hawaii has tremendous opportunity in the sports tourism market. There have been two big soccer tournaments in Honolulu since the Waipio complex has been built. Many of the participants were first-time visitors. The nature of the tournaments suggests that Read the full article…

December 2003 , Tourism
December, 2003

Turnaround in Hana

Alex Salkever

When Doug Chang first reported to his new job as the general manager of the Hotel Hana Maui in November 2001, his initial impression was “how sad.” The former president of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association had left a general manager post at the Kauai Marriot in Nawiliwili to head the fabled hideway on the Read the full article…

December 2003 , Tourism
December, 2003