It's hard to separate the history of Char Leisure Tours from the history of its two dynamic and powerful leaders.


For the past 40 years, Virginia Char Wong has been leading Char Leisure Tours, LLC. and it predecessor company, Char Tour & Travel Service, Inc. to remain one of the top travel agencies in Hawaii until it closed in 2004.

Yew Char

Char's Tour & Travel Service was started in 1933 by Yew Char, an energetic entrepreneur, professional photographer, ingenious inventor, long-time territorial legislator, consummate gambler and clever jokester.

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