Hapa Travel LLC is now operating as the newest destination management company specializing in group travel to Hawai‘i. The business offers booking services for leisure, business, and educational group travel from the US mainland, Oceania, and Asia. Hapa Travel also caters specifically to groups needing expert travel advice with a broad range of locally specialized offerings.
“Planning for group travel can be stressful and time-consuming, especially when visiting a new destination,” Hapa Travel President and Founder John Rankin said. “Our company’s mission is to provide clients with a personalized and seamless service so that they can focus on creating memorable and rewarding travel experiences in Hawai‘i.”
The company offers clients help with creating customized itineraries based on their interests, ne, and budgets, as well as booking services for accommodation, activities, events, dining, and transfers.
“Having experienced so many unique wonders that our islands have to offer, I’ve come to truly understand and value the importance of curating tailored and exclusive travel opportunities,” Rankin said. “I look forward to continuing to work with partners throughout the state by providing our visitors with experiences that are local, genuine and one of a kind.”
Rankin established Hapa Travel after spending six years working in the entertainment industry in Tokyo and eight years working in the tourism industry in Honolulu. He recently served as a destination manager at Expedia Local Expert, where he developed and managed relationships with local lodging, activity, and transportation partners throughout Hawai‘i.