Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The people of Hawaii and the business firms participating in this magazine extend to you their sincere wishes for a pleasant visit. We’re glad to have you here.
You’ll find a somewhat different way of life in the Islands; we live and work at a slower, more leisurely pace. We’re on “Hawaiian time” — the local way of saying that we take our time to do things. You’ll be doing it too, in a day or so. We wear less formal (and less) clothes; we take advantage of our climate; and there is always time to be friendly to newcomers.
As a visitor, you are important to the Islands. We’re used to tourists, as witness the fact that in 1955, 176,653 people arrived by commercial airliner alone, at Honolulu International Airport. We want you to have a good time. Hawaii is noted for its sugar, its pineapples, its hulas — we’d like to have you decide is is also noted for its hospitality and the warmth and cordiality of its permanent residents.