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Traveling To Honolulu

Oahu’s main airport is Honolulu International Airport (HNL). HNL is also Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors.

Transportation from Honolulu International Airport to hotels near the Hawai′i Convention Center can be either by taxicab or you may contact a shuttle service. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars.

Airport Shuttles

Speedi Shuttle is the official Honolulu International Airport on-demand shuttle service provider and delivers door-to-door service from the airport to your hotel on Oahu. Contact www.speedishuttle.com/pickup for more information, including an online form to make your reservations. You also may call 1-877-242-5777. Example of fare:  one-way from HNL airport to Hilton Hawaiian Village = $15.48 for a shared ride. (Tax included, per person, each way based on a party of two.)

Roberts Hawai′i Express Shuttle provides a meet-and-greet service at your arrival gate and will escort you to baggage claim. They also will provide porter service at the baggage claim area. If you are an international traveler, greeters will meet you outside of customs. Contact www.airportwaikikishuttle.com for more information including an online form to make reservations, or call 1-808-539-9440. Example of fare: one-way = $16, round trip = $30.

These are the current estimated rates, but are subject to change.

Airline Reservation Assistance

You may want to contact Allen Samuels House of Travel at 1-254-776-2560 or by e-mail to bambi@houseoftravelwaco.com for assistance with your travel plans. The website address for the House of Travel is https://www.houseoftravelwaco.com/.

International Travel to the U.S.

The following information is provided in order to make international travel as convenient as possible for non-U.S. attendees. Once you have completed the conference registration process, you may request an invitation letter.  The conference management staff is willing to provide information whenever possible. However, please note the following:

  • Invitations cannot be issued to potential attendees until registration and abstract fees are paid in full.  These letters are only provided to individuals that have submitted an abstract.  
  • Participation letters will be sent approximately two weeks after the meeting to the presenting authors only.
  • Conference organizers are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates on behalf of a potential attendee. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are emailed directly to them.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed in a timely manner before you start your journey. It is recommended that application for a visa be made at least three months prior to the proposed travel dates.
  • People visiting from non-U.S. countries require a valid passport and possibly other documentation. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate with any questions or concerns regarding your travel requirements.

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP), administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in consultation with the U.S. State Department, permits citizens of 39 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. In return, those 39 countries must permit U.S. citizens and nationals to travel to their countries for a similar length of time without a visa for business or tourism purposes.  Additional information  is available online, https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

Be sure to check current COVID-19 requirements and guidelines.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

  • Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country).
  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

In addition, you must have an e-Passport to use the VWP. An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. You can readily identify an e-Passport, because it has a unique international symbol on the cover.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Authorization via ESTA does not determine whether a traveler is admissible to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determine admissibility upon travelers’ arrival. The ESTA application collects biographic information and answers to VWP eligibility questions. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended that travelers apply as soon as they begin preparing travel plans or prior to purchasing airline tickets. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends that you apply for ESTA authorization as soon as you know you will be traveling to the United States under the VWP.

Please go to www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program for passport requirements and for more information, including ESTA.

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