Hawaii’s mid-Pacific location makes it a strategic destination for business travel. International organizations with delegates coming from both East and West can meet in the middle of the world on our idyllic isles, where Hawaii’s multicultural population and spirit of lokomaikai (generosity and kindness) makes all feel welcome and at home.
Attendees coming from the U.S. mainland have this added bonus: the thrill of tropical island travel with none of the concerns of international travel. For United States Citizens, here are no passports to carry, no visas to acquire and no currency to exchange.
Air Arrivals & Departures
The main point of arrival to the islands is Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, right off the H-1 Interstate Freeway, with a mere eight-mile drive to the Hawaii Convention Center or ten-mile drive to the resort area of Waikiki.
Kahului Airport on Maui, Lihue Airport on Kauai and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on the island of Hawaii also offer direct service from the mainland.
Airlift to Hawaii is ample, including many non-stop routes and connections through major hub destinations that make travel from anywhere dependable and seamless:
Service by nearly every major U.S. carrier and 15 international carriers
Approximately 8 million air seats annually from North America
Approximately 3 million air seats annually from Asia Pacific
Year-round, nonstop service to Hawaii comes from 40-plus gateway cities — Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Tokyo and Seoul, to name a few — plus seasonal service from several more.
No matter the destination within Hawaii — Lihue or Lanai City, Kapalua or Ko Olina —getting there is easy. For inter-island travel, there are more than 200 interisland flights scheduled daily between Hawaii’s nine airports, including regional airports in the towns of Hana and Kapalua on Maui, in Hilo on Hawaii Island and on the islands of Lanai and Molokai.
Ground Transportation for groups large and small is abundant and simple to arrange. On each island is a well-connected network of roads and highways — and no one will mind the ride from Point A to Point B when the view is Hawaii’s iconic vistas and natural beauty.
Ample taxi service, shuttle services and public buses in the capital city and Hawaii’s small towns also make island exploration for attendees a breeze.
Learn more about the many additional ways Hawaii can help lift attendance and build positive experiences.