Hotel and Travel
Waikiki skyline from the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
Hotel Information. The conference has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel for attendees. Conference room rates are available until October 6, 2009, and may sell out quickly. Room rates quoted will be honored for 3 days before and 3 days after the main conference dates, based on availability at time of booking.
To reserve rooms on-line, select the rate category below for which you qualify. That link will connect you with the appropriate section in the Starwood Hotels reservations system.
Hawaii Travel Information.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the major aviation gateway for the State of Hawaii. It is the primary hub for international, domestic overseas, and interisland flights. Honolulu International also functions as a joint military-civilian airport sharing airfield facilities with Hickam Air Force Base. All twenty-three major domestic carriers and sixteen international carriers serve Oahu, with direct routes to American, Asian, and Pacific Rim destinations.
Although there are also direct flights from the mainland to three other islands -- Maui, Kauai and Hawaii’s Big Island -- you may need to connect through HNL on Oahu to get to the neighbor islands. So you can get to the 50th state from just about anywhere. In 2007, the Honolulu airport performed 310,607 aircraft operations and served over 21 million passengers. It is located three miles (5 km) northwest of the city's central business district. Main roads leading to the airport are Nimitz Highway and the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway of Interstate H-1.
Please contact the airline or your travel agent to make reservations. There are also many websites that allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity are just a few. For the best rates and discounts you should make reservations at least 30 days prior to departure. Once on Land to really experience all that Hawaii offers, you should consider renting a car. But shuttles, tour buses, taxis, and public transport are available on most islands.