Destinations

Why Hawaii is the perfect destination for conferences and incentive groups

From lei greetings and a backdrop of palm trees, to white sand beaches and championship golf courses, the Hawaiian Islands are the ideal destination for memorable meetings, conventions and incentive programs.

Having hosted a number of major global events, including the World Conservation Congress in 2016 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in 2011, the Aloha State knows what they’re doing when it comes to MICE.

The experts at Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania can help you showcase the full potential of this extraordinary destination with their friendly, personalised service. Resident expert on meetings, conferences, events and incentives in Hawai‘i, Kritsada Phadungkiatipong (Kris, for short) is Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania’s MICE & Trade Relationships Manager based in Sydney.

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Offering an entirely free service to event organisers, Kris is can assist with planning events, connections to hotel partners and everything in between. Let Kris you help with all aspects of your event and unlock special discounts for your event attendees, receive useful event planning resources and find out information on facilities, accommodations, dining, team-building opportunities, voluntourism experiences and pre- and post-conference tours.

If you’re still wondering if Hawaii is the right destination for your next meeting, tradeshow or convention, then look no further:

1. Productive Atmosphere and Hawaiian Hospitality

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Aloha’s ambiance: Survey data confirms attendees leave Hawaii feeling refreshed, invigorated and completely at ease. It’s a setting that fosters the flow of ideas, inspires ingenuity and innovation, and nurtures stronger working relationships and better teamwork.

2. Attractive Accommodations

When it comes to hospitality, Hawaii’s world-class hotels and resorts set the bar for hookipa (hospitality). You’ll find more than 50,000 combined overnight rooms throughout Hawaii’s six major islands – Oahu, Maui, the Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Lani and Molokai – at every price point and in every style.

3. International Accessibility

For global gatherings, Hawaii is a prime location. It’s easy to get to Hawaii from both North America and Asia, and Hawaii’s multilingual, multicultural population makes people from all around the world feel welcome.

4. Experiential Offerings and Natural Wonders

History, culture, shopping, dining, Attractions, Sports, Recreation and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Hawaii has it all, and in abundance. Where else can attendees become paniolo (cowboys), hula dancers, volcano explorers or surfing legends for the day? The opportunities for one-of-a-kind teambuilding opportunities and memorable offsite events are endless. Beyond simply “beautiful”, Hawaii suggests that Mother Nature does play favourites. The islands’ lush landscapes and sublime scenic vistas make Hawaii a consistently compelling draw for attendees.

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5. Sun and Surf

It almost goes without saying, but we have to mention the near-perfect weather, averaging 77 degrees Fahrenheit year-round – perfect for attendees to enjoy Hawaii’s beautiful beaches as time allows. Whatever your event, there’s never a bad time to book Hawaii.

Feeling inspired? Contact Kris at kphadung@hawaiitourism.com.au for all things MICE in Hawaii.

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