Destination Management and Tourism Support

Destination Management Action Plan(PDF, 2MB):  The Office of Economic Development-Tourism manages the updates and action items of the Destination Management Action Plan along with the Kauai Visitors Bureau and the Visitor Industry.  See below for links to available reports.
Kauai Visitors Bureau:  This office works closely with the Kauai Visitors Bureau to support marketing of Kauai as a destination and providing visitor information.
Product Enrichment Programs:  These programs support Kauai as a prime travel destination. This includes diversifying what we offer as a visitor destination, mitigating problems common to tourism destinations as well as ones unique to Kauai.  Strengthening the Hawaiian Culture and protecting Natural Resources remains a priority for the Visitor Industry and this office.
Ambassador of Aloha Promotional Material Program: This program provides local Kauai residents with a limited amount of promotional items to take with them to the mainland to promote Kauai as a visitor destination. One request per team or event.   Items include Kauai Loves You buttons, stickers and post it notes as well as other items.  You may download Promotional Material Request form below or call 808-241-4946 to request form for items.   Promotional Materials Request form can be found here(DOC, 59KB).
Greetings Program:  Hawaiian Music is provided at the Harbor for cruise ship greetings.  Harbor funding is through an agreement with the Hawaii Tourism Authority.


Grant Opportunities

Yearly (as funds are available) the County manages approximately 120,000 a year of General Fund money to support programs that enrich the Kauai Visitors Experience, Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources projects.  Projects are typically solicited each Summer for the county fiscal year. 

Hawaiian Culture Related Tools

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Papakilo Database

Kauai Nui Kuapapa

Kipuka Database

Living Hawaiian Culture presentations by Kamehameha Publishing

Maemae Hawaii Style & Resource Toolkit

Native Hawaiian Databook

Proclamation for Niihau Language(PDF, 259KB)

The Hawaiian Library (