In the cult hit TV show “Lost” the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 boarded a flight from Sydney to the US, and then crash landed on a mysterious, yet beautiful island. In the show, you couldn’t get to this island without a large scientific team and a huge amount of time and money invested- in real life you can take a direct flight and be at the “Island” in about 10 hours, usually at a discounted rate if you are leaving from Sydney. No time warps or smoke monsters will spoil this trip. Where is this? This is the state of Hawaii, birth place of the current US president. Hawaii is also the only US state that is made up entirely of islands, and is ranked as one of the safest US states.
At a glance:
Capital City: Honolulu
Currency: US Dollar
Official Language: English, Hawaiian
Time Zone: Hawai`i Standard Time is -10 hours GMT
Shopping: All of Hawaii’s major Islands offer boutiques, beach vendors and shopping centres
Past times: A major destination for golfers, surfers, divers, whale watchers, and volcanologists.
2010 SHERATON HAWAII BOWL 12/24/10
Kickoff for the 2010 Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl has been set at 3 p.m. (HST) at Aloha Stadium.
95-500 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
2011 NFL PRO BOWL 01/30/11
The National Football League’s official source for hospitality programming, takes you to the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl (Sunday, January 30, 2011) in authentic NFL style.
99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96818
Conference Centers (http://www.businessaloha.com/02-business.htm)
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Also known as the East-West Center, and focuses it meetings on promoting an understanding between the nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States, and was established in 1960. However it also welcomes conferences by non-profit organizations.
Located on a 21-acre campus near the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. Convenient to all of Honolulu’s resources.
Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu
Roof top gardens, and state of the art facilities, a 2 million dollar art collection, and close to 10,000 committable hotel rooms.