Accommodation at Ala Moana Hotel
In cooperation with Ala Moana Hotel which hosts the conference, special room rates have been fixed for conference participants. For room reservations at Ala Moana Hotel please visit this microsite, or use the attached form.
Transportation in Honolulu
Airport and Shuttle: Honolulu International Airport is the main aviation gateway for the Hawaiian Islands. http://www.honoluluairport.com/ The main terminal is served by most major American airlines from the mainland U.S. and by many international airlines from other countries around the Pacific Rim. Its Inter-Island Terminal is the home base of Hawaiian Airlines which offers frequent local service to the other Hawaiian islands. It is quite a walk between terminals, so be sure to take the free Wikiwiki Shuttle that runs every few minutes. It's easy to miss it so be sure to ask somebody where it is.
The Airport Waikiki Express provides shuttle service to hotels in Waikiki every half hour (Makes a stop at Ala Moana Hotel). It costs $9-$15 one-way/round-trip. The ticket of the city buses with number 19 and 20 cost $2.50 per adult and $1.25 per child or senior. Exact change is required. Bills and coins are accepted. Also you can go to the airport once every half-hour, going through downtown and on to Waikiki. You can catch the buses on the outside second level of the international and domestic departure terminals.
Taxi: For those who want to use a taxi for their commuting from the Ala Moana Hotel towards the University of Hawaii at Manoa and vice versa, the average fare is 15.47$, depending on the traffic. If you would opt for this solution, you can visit the following website for your convenience.
Navigating in Honolulu: Honolulu is not laid out in a strict compass-point grid. Its street system conforms in large part to the shorelines, valleys, and ridges, with lots of twists and turns. It can be confusing for people used to straight grid systems. However, at the same time, it is not that difficult to navigate in, as long as you are familiar with the major arterials and terminology below. http://wikitravel.org/en/Honolulu
Traffic Tips: Traffic in Honolulu and on Oahu in general (specifically in the southern shore), is a persistent problem and ranks among the worst in the nation.
Normal weekday rush hour in Honolulu
1) 5AM to 8AM going inbound and
2) 3PM to 6:30PM going outbound
Heavy traffic on Interstates
1) H-1 and H-2,
2) Nimitz Highway/Ala Moana Boulevard and
3) The surface streets in downtown Honolulu and Waikiki
However, traffic congestion is the norm for most of the daylight hours; drivers are generally courteous and will let you in front of them if you signal beforehand and wave after.
The cost of tickets
1) $2.50 for adults
2) $1.25 for youth and
3) $1 for seniors (no change given)
4) $25 for a 4 day visitor's pass (unlimited bus usage) - available at ABC stores in Waikiki and Ala Moana - 1 (one) FREE transfer is given when requested
The Bus System runs intercity services to other parts of Oahu as well. Ask for a free transfer ticket, good for two hours, if you are continuing on another bus or returning on the same route. All buses in the fleet are equipped with bike racks that can hold two or three bikes. Buses are also wheelchair accessible. Larger groups may want to tour the city via charter bus; there are several chartering companies available on the island. Visit the following site, in order to find the timetable of the buses.
Bus directions from Ala Moana Hotel to the UH Manoa (and vice versa)
1. The bus stop is about a 2 minute walk from the Ala Moana Hotel (http://goo.gl/eGKQKi).
2. Participants need to catch the A bus (http://www.thebus.org/route/HTMLversion/RtA_12012013.htm) which will be at the bus stop at approximately
a. 7:13 A.M. (arrives at UHM at 7:25 A.M.)
b. 7:30 A.M. (arrives at UHM at 7:42 A.M.)
c. 7:45 A.M. (arrives at UHM at 7:57 A.M.)
d. 8:00 A.M. (arrives at UHM at 8:12 A.M.)
e. 8:15 A.M. (arrives at UHM at 8:27 A.M.)
3. Returning, participants can catch the bus stop near Sinclair Circle at UHM (http://goo.gl/vROssG). Returning to the Kapiolani Bus stop (near Ala Moana Hotel).
4. Again, participants need to catch the A bus (http://www.thebus.org/route/HTMLversion/RtA_12012013.htm), which will be at the bus stop at approximately
a. 4:00 P.M. (arrives at Kapiolani at 4:14 P.M.)
b. 4:15 P.M. (arrives at Kapiolani at 4:29 P.M.)
c. 4:25 P.M. (arrives at Kapiolani at 4:39 P.M.)
d. 4:40 P.M. (arrives at Kapiolani at 4:54 P.M.)
e. 4:55 P.M. (arrives at Kapiolani at 5:09 P.M.)
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