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About | Meet Hawaii

Meet Hawaii is a collaboration of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and Hawaii Convention Center (HCC) to reinforce the brand of the Hawaiian Islands as a world-class destination for business meetings, conventions, and incentive programs. The marketing efforts of the Meet Hawaii team are overseen by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawaii’s tourism agency, with HVCB responsible for selling single property business and HCC responsible for citywide groups. HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawaii’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs.
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CVB Services | Meet Hawaii

Our CVB Services team is happy to assist with a variety of on-site services, planning tasks and informational needs to ensure your event is a success. From helping you secure the right resources for your event, to connecting you with local partners, we'll ensure your attendees enjoy an exciting and memorable Hawaiian experience Some of our CVB Services are outlined below--Contact our expert Sales Staff for any or all of your meeting planning needs.
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CVB Services

Establishes itinerary for planner: Always
Provides airfare to destination site: N/A
Confirms hotel appointments and accommodations, and arranges for on-site transportation: Always
Accompanies planner on hotel and destination venue site visits: N/A
Provides recommendations to planner and sends leads to CVB members providing group related services: destination management companies (DMCs), transportation companies, restaurants, golf courses, other meeting related service providers: Always
Exhibitor programs: familiarization trips, education, sites for ICW: Always
Local contacts: political, education, industry: Always
Connections for social responsibility projects: Always
Connections to local media: Always
Maps and general destination information: Always
Small logoed promotional items: N/A
Customized landing page or link on destination website: Based on Fee
Destination video: Always
Assist with sponsorship from local companies that partner with groups for exposure during the meeting: Always
Destination representative to promote next year's meeting: Always
Destination materials to promote next year's meeting: Always
Registration support: N/A
Meet and greet services: N/A
Welcome desk/hospitality: N/A
Local signage and banners: airport, downtown, etc.: Based on Fee

Additional Comments:

Relationship with the Hawaii Convention Center: Contact appears in our list of destination experts. Site Inspection Services: Accompanies planner on hotel and destination venue site visits - We help facilitate but not necessarily accompany on a site visits. Attendance Promotion: Small logo promotional items - we will provide contacts to purchase items. On-Site Services: We will provide contacts for Registration support, Meet and greet services, and Welcome desk/hospitality.
Speaking Of Honolulu ...

Meet Hawaii has been a life saver for my small agency. For the past 15 years we have relied heavily on the HVCB to assist us with the planning of all of our programs in the Hawaiian Islands. They have always helped me research and identify ideal properties for our client programs. Often someone from the bureau escorts me and my clients to numerous hotels over several days of site inspections to ensure that we maximized our knowledge of each hotel/resort as wells as the attractions and restaurants surrounding them. I would not be comfortable booking a property without the HVCB’s input and assistance.

Laura C. Bohannon, CMM, CMP President Your Meeting Pro

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your entire team for the support your Bureau has provided to our Company, Strategic Meetings & Incentives, LLC. As a Company that brings many meetings and incentives to Hawaii each year we are grateful to have the knowledge and expertise of your Bureau in making this possible. The assistance for site locations, collateral and destination vendors as allowed us to keep coming back to the Islands with creative ideas and support for our clients. Meet Hawaii is a vital link between Incentives and Meeting Companies that allows us to continue to promote Hawaii as a viable destination for these programs. Your continued existence and support is vital to planners looking to the Islands as destination.

Michele Hayes Managing Partner Strategic Meetings & Incentives

Just a quick note of thanks for partnering with me to bring business to Hawaii. Just the last 2 year program we worked with you on generated over $3M in room and food and beverage spend. I must say that your quick help and offers to assist the end user made it much easier for the client to choose Hawaii over the other options. I appreciate the partnership and look forward to the next booking!

Jeff Canham Senior Vice President Prestige Resorts & Destinations

The HVCB makes my job so much easier! As an EVP, I do not specialize in meeting planning, but selecting sites for my meetings is still a very important part of my job. We meet all over the country and work with many CVBs, and Hawaii is the absolute best in my experience. You people really know your properties! Although I would consider each of you very good sales people, I never feel like I am being “sold” or forced to accept something that isn’t right for my group. You work very hard to find the “win-win” so that everybody is happy. I always look forward to searching Hawaii for a meeting site, because your organization is such a pleasure to work with. And once I do book, I know I am in the right place because Hawaii is all about customer service. My doctors like to be treated like kings, and in Hawaii, we always find it. Keep up the good work and we will always come back to Hawaii!

Maureen D. Shick Executive Director The American College of Psychiatrists

I'd like to express my appreciation for the assistance HVCB has provided throughout our site selection and planning process. The fact that Healing Touch International will be meeting on The Big Island this October is a direct result of HVCB's efforts and commitment to our program. Your coordination of the multi-island site visit was absolutely flawless, and I certainly appreciate your professional and unbiased suggestions about which island might provide the best fit for our conference. This demonstrates to us that you really listened to our needs and took the time to understand our meeting objectives. The hosted buyer education trips that you provide are extremely valuable, with limited budgets I'm not sure my client would have considered Hawaii had she not been able to experience it firsthand. We're also grateful that once we were SOLD on Hawaii as our destination that you did not abandon us, but instead, continue to partner and lend support as we plan a successful conference. I represent 8 different organizations and will plan over 60 meetings this year, so it's always a pleasure to work with CVB's and meeting professionals that 'GET IT'.

Martinis Thompkins Global Account Executive ConferenceDirect