At the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference
in Nagasaki, Agrusa made a presentation on the economic benefits
of the Honolulu Marathon. Many of the more than 250 people
in the audience indicated their desire to come to Hawai‘i
for future marathons.
At the International Workshop on Festival Tourism and Events
in Hue, Vietnam, Agrusa made a presentation, “Festivals
that center around culture and tradition: The community event
of the Lafayette Mardi Gras.”
Agrusa served for seven years on the board of directors of
the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA), as membership
coordinator worldwide, and he was recently was elected director
of marketing and communication. He is a member of the board
of directors for the Travel and Tourism Research Association
(TTRA) Hawai‘i Chapter, and holds various editorial positions
with half-a-dozen tourism journals.
Agrusa received his tourism sciences degree, with a minor in
planning, from Texas A&M University and his master’s
degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston.