The HBTA presented Kromann-Jensen
with a first place $2,000 scholarship at the group’s
May meeting at the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. In
addition to the scholarship, Kromann-Jensen, who hails from
Svendborg, a provincial port town of Denmark, won the Adam
Maruyama Notebook Award. This award was given to an exemplary
student in addition to a $250 cash prize to be used for any
of the winner’s school-related expenses.
Kromann-Jensen, who holds a 4.0 GPA, emphasized in his thank
you speech, how important it is to give scholarships to students
as it “motivates us to continually strive for excellence.” Marsha
Wienert, the Tourism Liaison representing the state of Hawai‘i,
reiterated that point in her keynote address and focused on the
current state of federal and state legislation affecting Hawai‘i’s
The HBTA Scholarship Program offered a total of four scholarships
to outstanding college or university students enrolled in a TIM
program within the state of Hawai‘i. HBTA scholarships
are awarded on an annual basis, and students are nominated to
represent their school by the TIM faculty.
HBTA is the local chapter of the National Business Travel Association
(NBTA), which represents the interests of over 2,000 corporate
travel managers and travel service providers worldwide.