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About Us

The Ohana Aina Association was formed to be an advocate for Homestay, Farmstay and Transient Rental operators on the Big Island.  We exist to help families grow and prosper on the Big Island.  Our members include local families, farmers, vacation rental owners, property managers and service providers. 

The Ohana Aina Association is a Hawaiian 501c(6) non-profit corporation.

Our Core Values

Honesty - Speaking truthfully about our group, goals and the impact our industry has on Hawai’i.

Integrity - Not just speaking, but behaving in a manner consistent with our values.

Transparency - Disclosing who we are, what we stand for and how we operate.

Our Core Principles

Private Property - People who own real property should be able to do whatever they choose with it as long as it is not adversely impacting others.

Economic Participation - Tourism is the primary industry here in Hawai’i. It is kama'aina’s only viable path to prosperity and economic independence. We have a right to participate in that industry as capital owners rather than as wage earners.

Self Direction - Economic success is enabled by hard work, risk taking and creativity. We demand the right to run our businesses as we see fit without unnecessary interference from the local government.

Universal Participation - Everyone should be able to participate in our industry including families who aspire to ownership.

Membership fees to join the Association are a deductible business expense for Homestay, Farmstay and Vacation Rental owners, managers, and service providers.



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