Honolulu, Hawai‘i – March 14, 2016 - Hollywood stardust will fill the air at the University of Hawai‘i School of Travel Industry (TIM) Management’s “Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism” gala event to be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The legacy of HAWAII FIVE-0 will be honored with recipients Peter Lenkov, executive producer of the rebooted HAWAII FIVE-0 Show and the late Leonard Freeman who created the world-wide hit HAWAII FIVE-0 in the 1960s.

“This is the first time ever that the TIM Legacy winner comes from the field of creative media,” said Thomas Bingham, dean of the TIM School. “It is also fitting because 2016 is of particular significance as the TIM School commemorates its 50th anniversary as a premier tourism education program that has produced leaders for our industry not only in Hawai‘i but also nationally and internationally,” added Bingham. “Since we have previously honored hoteliers, airlines, travel publisher, honoring HAWAII FIVE-0 would highlight this important media segment of the visitor industry.”


“I’ve always believed that the Hawaiian Islands are the true stars of the HAWAII FIVE-0 series,” said Peter Lenkov, executive producer of HAWAII FIVE-0. “The majesty of your beaches, mountains, cities and lush forests, unlike any other place on the planet, take viewers on a tropical adventure in paradise each week. And for us to be able to convey the beauty of your great State and bring film-making, tourism and jobs to Hawai‘i is a great honor, one that we are grateful for and something we never take for granted, he added.”


“Since we have previously honored hoteliers, airlines, travel publisher, we would like to honor HAWAII FIVE-0 and highlight this important media segment of the visitor,” said Bingham. “We would like to celebrate HAWAII FIVE-0 as being a major promoter of Hawai‘i tourism since 1968 when images on worldwide television beamed our beautiful culture and landscapes into living rooms all over the country, and we feel that it would be a fitting and exciting way to celebrate our School's 50th Anniversary by acknowledging the show as a global phenomenon that contributes to the largest industry in Hawai‘i,” Bingham continued.The UH School of Travel Industry Management signature gala event, “Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism” aims to continue its efforts as the TIM School has marked 100% of the net proceeds to fund scholarships for students.


In addition to Peter Lenkov, the UH TIM School will also recognize Noel Trainor, Principal of Savoy Consulting, LLC with the TIM Distinguished Service Award for his industry leadership and contributions to improving our community and university. TIM alumnus Daniel Chun, Regional Manager - Sales & Community Marketing – Hawai‘i, Alaska Airlines, will be inducted into the TIM Alumni Hall of Honor.


Sponsorship table levels are: Platinum ($10,000), Gold ($7,500), Silver ($5,000) or Bronze ($3,000). Platinum and Gold Sponsors will have the benefit of a named scholarship to be presented to a student the following academic year. To reserve your table or purchase individual tickets, please contact the UH School of Travel Industry Management by phone at 956-8946, or email


About the UH TIM School
With a 50 year history as the oldest and most well-established tourism and hospitality program in the Asia Pacific Region, the TIM School has achieved a global reputation and was the first to receive the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award in Education and Training. In 1991, the TIM School was among the first to be granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), under the Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. It just received the maximum seven-year re-accreditation in 2016.


The School has more than 4,500 UH TIM School degree holders and more than 3,000 executives and professionals who have been trained in TIM non-degree programs. In addition, more than 500 graduates from 50 countries have graduated from its executive certificate program (EDIT). The TIM School boasts a long list of distinguished alumni who hold key positions in the Hawai‘i travel and tourism industry as well as U.S. mainland and internationally. The TIM School is the only Carnegie Research Extensive program for tourism, hospitality and transportation in the State of Hawai‘i .

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Just around the corner! Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism

The TIM School will commemorate its 50th (Five-0!) Anniversary this year. Established in 1966, the School boasts a rich history of innovation, growth and change with global recognition as a premier tourism education program that encompasses hospitality, tourism and transportation.


To continue our legacy, this event serves as a venue to raise funds for student scholarships, and 100% of the net proceeds goes to those scholarships. 43% of UH Mānoa students graduate with an average of $21,000 in education-related debt—certainly a challenge for our future industry leaders. We invite you to be our partner in making higher education accessible and affordable to TIM students from all backgrounds.


This year, we honor Hawaii Five-O and Executive Producer, Peter Lenkov, as the first TIM Legacy recipient in the field of creative media, present Noel Trainor, Principal of Savoy Consulting LLC with the TIM Distinguished Service Award and induct TIM alumnus, Daniel Chun, Regional Manager - Sales & Community Marketing - Hawaiʻi, Alaska Airlines, into the TIM Alumni Hall of Fame.


Interested in being a Legacy Sponsor or celebrating with us? Please RSVP by Friday, March 25 (deadline extended). View form

  • Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016
  • Sheraton Waikīkī

For more information, contact the TIM Office @ (808)956-8946 or by email.




Event Date: 
Thu, 2016/03/31 (All day)

TIM Alumni Update - January 2016


Ryan LernerRyan Lerner ('12) is now the Sales and Marekting Analyst (MEAI) for FRHI, the owning company for Fairmont and Raffles hotel companies in Dubai. He previously held the position of Assistant Revenue Manager at the Raffles Dubai Hotel.









Anna WilkeAnna Wilke ('12) is now the Group Sales Specialist at the Westin Seattle. She previously held the position of Sales Reporting System Analyst/Group Sales Coordinator at the St. Regis Aspen hotel.










Paige KotakePaige Kotake ('14) is now the Food & Beverage Supervisor for Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. She was hired as a Management in Trainee (MIT) after graduation and upon completion was placed into her new management role.


Here is a link to our November 2015 newsletter.


In this issues you will find:


1) TIM School Signs 3+2 Agreement

2) TIm Alumni: Socials & Networking Events

3) Alumni Feature - Jeremy Tomono (BS '14), Department Trainer at ARIA Sky Suites - ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

4) Save the Date Announcement - TIM School's 16th Annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event

Kevin IwamotoTIM Alumnus Kevin Iwamoto Wins Gold Megellan Award

Lanyon’s Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President of Industry Strategy who pens a Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) and Industry blog has once again received industry-wide recognition this time from Travel Weekly who awarded his Lanyon SMM Blog with a Gold Magellan Award for Online Travel Services - Overall – Blog category.  Iwamoto has previously in recent years won a Silver Magellan Award twice in the same category; 2015 marks the first year his blog captured the top recognition.  Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards are determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts, executives, and media personalities; check out this year’s judging panel:


To access Lanyon and Iwamoto’s blog, viewers can go to and click on Blog at the top of the page or direct access via


The Travel Industry Management Student Association (TIMSA) will be having a student-alumni networking event on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from about 5:00pm to 7:00pm in George Hall 202 - Sunset Reference Center. This is a great opportunity for students to build their network and meet TIM alumni working in the travel industry.


If you are a TIM alumni and are interested in being a mentor for this event please contact Tia Ikeno at  If you are a TIM student interested in attending this event please email to RSVP.


Event Date: 
Wed, 2015/10/21 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm


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