The youngest island in the Hawaiian archipelago (a mere half-million years old), Hawaii Island is still growing thanks to an energetic volcano. Yet the island is larger than all the other islands combined, hence its nickname, “The Big Island.” This is also the island where Polynesian voyagers from afar are believed to have first made landfall in Hawaii. And it is the storied home of Pele, Goddess of the Volcano. The Big Island is host to the preeminent annual hula festival in the world. The arts, cultural traditions and celebrations of our history all thrive there.
The Sheraton Keauhou hotel is located approximately 30 minutes south of Kona International Airport in the Keauhou resort area. (See map above)
Hawaii's Big Island has two main airports, but participants should fly into Kona International Airport (KOA). There are direct flights from the mainland U.S. to Kona, but most flights connect through Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu.
American Airlines Group Discount: Attendees can receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare when you book with American Airlines. Discount is valid 21June – 02July, 2012 for travel to KOA- Kona, HI. When making airline reservations, call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and refer to your Promotion Code 5962DX or go online to www.AA.com and choose More Flight Search Options and insert the promotion code in the appropriate box.The percentage discount can be booked on-line at www.AA.com for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only. Itineraries involving any oneworld or codeshare partner airline must be booked through American AirlinesMeeting Services Department at 800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number with the above Promotion code.
Oneworld carriers are as follows:
AA – AmericanAirlines/AmericanEagle
AY – FinnairLA / LP / XL / 4M – Lan Airlines
BA – British AirwaysMA – Malev Hungarian
CX – Cathay PacificMX – Mexicana
IB – IberiaQF – Qantas Airways
JL – Japan AirlinesRJ – Royal Jordanian
KA – DragonairS7 – Siberia Airlines
A Res service charge of $25.00 USD per ticket will apply for tickets purchased through American Airlines Reservations, subject to change. For airport purchase the service charge is $35.00 USD per ticket, subject to change. If purchase will be outside the US50/Canada, ticketing charge varies and will be in the currency of the country of purchase. At this time there is no ticketing charge for reservations made and ticketed on www.AA.com.
All checked, excess, oversized, and/or overweight baggage and equipment charges apply. Certain aircraft limitations may apply. Box/Baggage embargoes may apply. Please refer to www.AA.com/baggage for current baggage allowance and charges information.
Delta Airlines Group Discount: Valid June 17 - July 3
Full/Non Restricted – 10%
Discounted/Restricted – 5%
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter the code NMBDS in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Discounts applicable to U.S./ Canada originating passengers. Contract not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers. Not all fares are eligible for use with this contract. Fare rules will determine eligibility.
Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800 328 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.
Reservations and Ticketing:
Under the TSA regulations, all airlines are required to request and collect the following:
- Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) information from passengers who have booked travel to, from or within the U.S.
- Full name, as it appears on government-issued I.D. approved for use when traveling
- Date of birth
- Redress Number (optional)
Note: Those who believe they have been mistakenly matched to a name of the watch list are invited to apply for Redress through DHS TRIP. For more information on the redress process visit www.dhs.gov/trip.
Miles may be earned. SkyMiles travel award options are not permitted.
Zone Fare Information:
- Minimum Stay: 2 nights
- Maximum Stay: 30 days.
- Reservations: Seven (7) or 21 days prior to departure.
- Ticketing: Seven (7) or 21 days prior to departure, whichever occurs first. Exception: for reservations made within 21days of departure, tickets must be issued within 72 hours or seven (7) days prior to departure, whichever occurs first.
- Waitlist/one-way/circle-trip: Not permitted.
- Stopovers: Per published zone fare rules.
- Open jaw: Permitted at either end within the same zone.
- Routing: Via DL Published Y Class Fare.
- Standby: Permitted on same day as ticketed flights.
- Combination: Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.
PRIOR TO ORIGINATION:
- Must be handled by the issuing agency.
- Voluntary re-route permitted, including origin, destination, or connecting points with a 150USD/150CAD fee providing the new itinerary meets the provisions of this fare including advance purchase requirement.
AFTER TRAVEL COMMENCES:
- Voluntary re-routing is not permitted except changes in day, time or connecting point, provided there is no change in origin/destination and the changes meet the minimum and maximum stay provision.
- A fee of 150USD/150CAD will be collected.
Unused Tickets The difference between the incentive zone fare less a 150USD/150CAD fee may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket. Tickets are non-refundable.
Name Changes For zone product only, one (1) name change is permitted per original ticket without penalty. No change to date, origin, destination or stopover points is allowed. All other rules in this agreement must be adhered to for the replacement passenger. Additional name changes will be permitted for a 150USD/150CAD fee. The issuing agency/carrier must handle ticket reissue transactions.
Kona, HI (KOA) - 6/22/2012 to 7/2/2012.
Booking Class Applicable (Time of Ticketing) Discount
F, J, Y 10%
C, A, B, M, E, U, H 5%
D, Z, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N 2%
Booking Class Applicable (TOT) Discount
F, A, J, C, Y, B, M, E, U, H 10%
D, Z, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N 5%
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZMVS500043 in
the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 1-800-521-4041,
please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 500043,
Z Code: ZMVS
Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.
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You can get around Hawaii's Big Island by shuttle, tour bus, and taxi. The Hele-On Bus also provides bus service between Kona and Hilo. But to really experience all that Hawaii's Big Island has to offer (after all, it really is big) you should consider renting a car.
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