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Student group at Pearl Harbor

Help and harmonize in Hawaii

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postedOctober 3, 2020

As a Honolulu-headquartered receptive operator, EMI Hawaii is a go-to company for travel services on each island and works directly with its tour operator partners’ student and adult groups.

“The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most enlightening places on earth to study history, culture, and culinary, from coffee farms to local eateries,” says the company’s Mary Jo O’Neal. “We handle all land arrangements, assisting our partners with hotels, restaurants, transportation, and local cultural experiences.”

And here are a couple of EMI Hawaii’s special focuses:

Student performance groups
“Performances at Pearl Harbor and other historic locations around the islands introduces students to cultural experiences not found anywhere else on the earth,” O’Neal says. Pearl Harbor’s visitor center is ideal for dance, band, and choir groups, she says, as they have up to an hour to perform and can gather afterward for a moving flag-folding ceremony. EMI Hawaii also helps in creating itineraries for adult performance groups—from church choirs to alumni associations.

Hawaii Global Voluntourism
The “Adopt a Beach” program allows visitors to aid in cleaning up marine debris from the beautiful beaches. “Hawaii Global Voluntourism was created to provide an opportunity for groups to make a difference in people’s lives and to give back to the Hawaiian community. Malama in Hawaiian means to take care of, to serve, to honor, to protect, and to care for each other,” O’Neal says. EMI Hawaii also assists in designing pre- and post-cruise itineraries to the islands.

For more information, email O’Neal or go to

Top photo: Student group at Pearl Harbor
Photo by EMI Hawaii