Why Join

Thousands of “hits” from around the world on the Destination Hilo website provide an opportunity for you to showcase your business when you are linked to us. Additionally, YOUR membership supports programs that enhance our visitors’ Hawaii Big Island experience, leaving memories of our true Hilo spirit of Aloha.

Our visitors will experience a beautiful Hawaiian welcome with music and hula as they disembark from their cruise ship or join us for Hilo Hula Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Mo`oheau Park Bandstand. They will be provided assistance from our Aloha Ambassadors at our information center at either Hilo Harbor’s Pier 1 or at the Aloha Information Station in Downtown Hilo, and they will find their way to an exciting and enriching day in East Hawaii.

We offer monthly payment plans.

Ready to Join?

Fill out our online membership application.

All business members receive the following benefits:

Aloha, Waipio, Mauna Kea and Kamehameha members receive the following benefits:

  • Exposure to thousands who visit Destination Hilo’s website and to up to 300,000 cruise passengers and crew arriving annually at Hilo Pier and thousands more who arrive at our Aloha Information Station kiosk in Downtown Hilo next to the Bus Terminal
  • Announcements of your special events on Destination Hilo’s website, Facebook and Twitter – just contact us through our website at www.destinationhilo.com.
  • Link to your website from Destination Hilo’s website
  • Promotion of your business at special events such as First Fridays and Hilo Hula Tuesdays
  • Reduced rates on Hawaii’s Big Island Museum Discount Pass gift cards, each good for 2

Additional benefits are available to members at the following annual support levels:

Hoku ($2,500) Sponsor level:

  • Supports 8 WELCOME to HILO programs with music and hula, with large mahalo sign thanking you for your support. At Hilo Hula Tuesday, this includes a Hawaiian cultural workshop.
  • Destination Hilo website: Featured slide highlight, tile ad, custom page, listing in category page and in the “Supporters page,” spotlight articles in our newsletter

Kamehameha ($1,000 or more) Sponsor level:

  • Supports 3 WELCOME to HILO programs w/music & hula, with large mahalo sign thanking you for your support. At Hilo Hula Tuesday, this includes a Hawaiian cultural workshop.
  • DH website: tile ad, custom page, listing in category page and in the “Supporters” page, spotlight articles in our Newsletter

Mauna Kea ($500) Support level:

  • supports our programs
  • DH website: Tile ad, custom page, listing in the category page, listing in the “Supporters” page

Waipio ($250) Support level:

  • supports our programs
  • DH website:  Custom page, listing in the category page, listing in the “Supporters” page

Aloha ($100) Support level:

  • supports our programs
  • DH website: Custom page, listing in the category page, listing in the “Supporters” page

Individual Membership ($50):

• DH website: Listing in the “Supporters” page on our website

Promoting tourism is Destination Hilo’s business…and this is your opportunity to join us in attracting the tourism market for East Hawaii.

Ready to Join?

Fill out our online membership application.

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