Meet Hawaii : Meet Hawaii 2014
YOUR ‘SATISFACTION-GUARANTEED’ MEETINGS AND EVENTS DESTINATION The Hawaiian Islands Hawai‘i’s renowned natural beauty, diverse culture, year-round warm weather, world-class venues and legendary Aloha Spirit set the stage for exceptional meetings and events. Let the experts at Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania help you showcase the full potential of this extraordinary destination with their friendly and personalised service every step of the way. MEET HAWAI‘I 5 BUSINESS & LEISURE, TOGETHER Planners know that a business meeting, conference or convention culminating in a pleasure trip is a plus. Hawai‘i delivers outstanding business facilities and an extraordinary portfolio of leisure products across the one destination. LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION Hawai‘i’s mid-Pacific setting — between the economic centres of the East and West — is a convenient and easily-accessible central meeting place for delegates from Asia, the US and the Pacific Rim, including Australia and New Zealand. EASY ACCESS The Honolulu International Airport is served by international airlines with direct connections to gateway cities in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) and New Zealand (Auckland). In addition, ease of travel (30-50 minute flights) between the six Hawaiian Islands expands options for multi-island programs. AN INVENTORY TO IMPRESS Whether you’re planning for 30 or 3,000, Hawai‘i’s six islands can provide a solution to meet your meeting, accommodation, transportation and budget requirements. Hawai‘i features a room inventory of more than 70,000 — including 6,000 committable rooms offering competitive rates within 1.6km of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. ONE-STOP, ADDED-VALUE SUPPORT Your destination support extends from initial contact until the completion of the event! The experts at Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania (HTO) make it easy and efficient for planners to design meetings, conferences and incentive programs anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands. HTO can assist in developing a customised program that will: • call upon an extensive network of industry partners to give your program the edge • help you develop a detailed proposal and assist with a quick turnaround GREEN CREDENTIALS Hawai‘i is home to a rapidly-expanding high- tech industry focused on green technology and alternative energies. Even hotels, resorts and activity providers take their ‘green’ credentials seriously, with many embracing a host of in-house eco-friendly programs to promote sustainability. THE EXPERT EDGE Planning a meeting in a foreign country can be intimidating, but extra resources are on offer for events held in the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Aside from the terrific support users receive from the State’s premier meeting facility, Convention Center customers are also connected to local community leaders who share professional interests through the unique ‘Elele (Ambassador) Program. Planning a medical meeting? Let us introduce you to ambassadors from the John A Burns School of Medicine or the Cancer Research Center. Perhaps your event involves astronomy, ocean and earth science, engineering or renewable energy? We can connect you with our extensive community contacts within the fields of science and technology. These volunteers can help you find speakers and craft a program which capitalises on Hawai‘i’s interesting local resources, including technical tours. SUBLIME WEATHER The temperature varies only slightly from summer to winter, with a year-round average of 25°C. HAWAI‘I WHEN YOU CHOOSE HAWAI‘I IT MEANS ...
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