The conference will be held at the Wailea Marriott, 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Hawaii 96753. Space is limited at the conference rate of $229.00 (single/double) per night. Maximum room occupancy is four (4) persons. Charges for a third/fourth person are $40.00 per person per night, except that there is no additional charge for children (18 years old and under) when accompanied by a paying adult.
There is a mandatory incidental fee of $20.00 per room, per day (which includes in-room internet access and overnight self parking), and 13.416% sales and local taxes. A suggested baggage handling gratuity of $10.42 per person, roundtrip, and housekeeping gratuity of $3.12 per day are at the individual’s discretion. A two-night room deposit will be charged at time of reservation.
Reservations must be received on or before August 3, 2015; after this date, reservations at the group rate are not guaranteed. Cancellations after August 12, 2015 will be charged two night’s room and tax charges.
Kahului Airport (OGG) is the primary airport on the island of Maui. Maui is served by many leading US airlines and international carriers. In many cases direct flights to OGG are available. Many passengers first arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and then travel to Maui via an inter-island airline.
There are a number of ways to get to and from Kahului Airport. The airport is accessible by car, shuttle, taxi and public transit.
Airport Shuttles and Taxis
Shuttle service counters and airport taxis are located in the main baggage claim area. For on-demand airport shuttle service, please contact the Roberts Hawaii kiosk at the Kahului Airport at 808-954-8630 (local) or 1-866-293-1782 (toll free).
All major rental car companies can be found at Kahului Airport. Visit http://hawaii.gov/ogg/ for a listing of Kahului Airport (OGG) car rental companies. Hertz car rental is also located onsite at the Wailea Marriott. For reservations, call 1-808-891-1383.
The County of Maui operates a public transit system that provides limited service to the airport. The Maui Bus stops at marked locations fronting the terminal. The routes are operated daily. All vehicles are ADA accessible.
Airport routes: Route 40 (Upcountry Islander; operates every 90 minutes from 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.) and Route 35 (Haiku Islander; operates every 90 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.) Fare: $1.00 per ride
Luggage Policy: One (1) Medium-sized suitcase, duffle bag, or carry-on bag allowed, no larger than 22”H x 14”W x 9”L and must fit and be placed under the passenger’s seat or on the passenger’s lap.
For information on other routes, please contact the Maui Bus at 1-808-871-4838.
Driving directions from Kahului Airport (OGG) to conference hotel
Hotel direction: 16 miles SE
Exit the Kahului Airport terminal or rental car agency via Keolani Place. Continue straight onto Highway 380 (Dairy Road). Turn left onto Highway 350/311 (Mokulele Highway) and follow signs to Kihei/ Wailea. Proceed on 350/311 for approximately 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers). Merge left onto 31/310 South (Piilani Highway) for approximately 7 miles to Wailea Ike Drive and turn right. At traffic signal, turn right onto Wailea Alanui. Then turn left into the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa entrance.
Find time before or after the AMOS Conference to enjoy all that Maui has to offer. Whether it’s walking along Maui’s white sand beaches, snorkeling over tropical reefs, or enjoying a scenic drive to beautiful Hana, the hotel concierge has everything you need to fully enjoy our islands’ unique natural environment. To learn more about Maui, visit the Maui Visitor’s Bureau.
If you are an international visitor that requires a visa to attend the conference, it is very important to start the process of applying for the visa early. Approval for visa may take more than four months for some nations.
Business Visitor Visa
Visa applications and requests for information regarding visa requirements should be lodged with your local American Embassy or Consulate. An interview at the embassy consular section is the first step in the visa application process, at which point a quick fingerprint scan is also taken. Each visa applicant must also submit these required forms and documentation regarding personal information and travel plans. Because the waiting times for scheduling an interview and completing the application process are variable, it is recommended that you submit your visa application several months prior to your anticipated arrival. You may consult Visa Wait Times for information on interview appointments and typical processing times.
Visa Waiver Program
If you are a citizen of one of the 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries, you may be eligible to enter the U.S. without obtaining a visa. As of October 26, 2006, the VWP requires travelers to possess an e-Passport in order to be eligible to enter the U.S. without a visa. A passport issued between October 26, 2005 and October 25, 2006 by VWP countries must include a digital photo printed on the personal information page of the passport. A passport issued before October 26, 2005 must be a machine-readable passport, which includes a machine-readable zone at the bottom of the personal information page of the passport. For more information on entering the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program, click here.
As a part of the formal application process for a visitor visa, U.S. consular officials require additional documentation to substantiate the stated purpose of the trip. Prior to commencing the visa application process, prospective international attendees to the AMOS Conference should request an official letter of invitation to the event. This letter should be submitted by the attendee to a local U.S. Embassy or Consulate as a supporting document outlining the reason for travel into the United States.
Please note that the issuance of a letter of invitation from the AMOS Conference does not guarantee you will be granted a visa approval, nor does it commit the AMOS Conference to assist in obtaining your visa. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to collect any and all documentation and fees required for entry into the U.S. The invitation letter cannot and will not be sent directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for you. The AMOS Conference cannot and will not directly contact the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies, or consular offices on behalf of any prospective conference attendee.
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