Meeting HotelWe have made a blanket no-cost cancellation of all original (September) hotel reservations of conference participants. If you paid a guarantee, you should receive a refund. If you don't see the refund on your credit card, please contact the hotel directly.
If you are receiving support from Yohkoh10 to cover your hotel stay, please contact Jana Halvorson (email@example.com), conference coordinator, with the dates of your stay, and she will make reservations on your behalf.
Rooms are blocked off and reduced rates secured at $89.00/night ($99.50 with tax) single or double occupancy until Monday December 10, 2001. You must mention the Yohkoh10 Research Meeting to secure these rates when you make your hotel reservations. Rooms before or after the meeting dates may be booked at the conference rate as available. All sessions of the meeting will be held in the conference rooms of the meeting hotel: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
To ensure the special low conference rate by an email reservation, you must specify that you wish to stay at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (the email reservation system serves multiple hotels), and that you are part of the Yohkoh10 Meeting. We do not recommend using the hotel's online forms to register, as you cannot secure the conference rates with that system.
Additional Hotel ChargesThe King Kamehameha Hotel has the following additional charges:
$0.75 /Local Phone Call.
$1.50 /day for use of in-room safe.
Uniglobe Travel has been selected as the designated travel agency for the conference. Michelle Guelff will be available to assist with airline and rental car reservations. You can contact her at her toll free number, 800-827-2496 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is most conveniently reached from the Kona International Airport. Flights from the Hilo Airport and from neighbor islands are available and average 30-40 minutes.
From the Kona International Airport Taxi and Shuttle rates are as follows:
Shuttle service by Speedishuttle (call 808 329-5433, reservations required) is approximately:
$17.21 2 people,
$18.29 3 people,
$19.36 4 people.
From the Hilo International Airport to Kona, it is 126 miles and a 2 hour 45 minute drive going south on Highway 11 or 92 miles and a 2 hour 30 minute drive going north on Highway 19. Consider arranging a flight from Hilo to Kona, or renting a car and driving. Taxi & Bus rates are as follows:
The Big Island's public transportation, Hele-On, consists of a main route between Hilo and Kailua-Kona that operates once a day in each direction. Every day, Hele-On leaves Kona at 6:45 a.m., arriving in Hilo at 9:45 a.m. It then leaves Hilo at 1:30 p.m. and arrives back in Kona at 4:30 p.m. Fares range from $2.25 - $5.35 one way, depending on the route. For more information, call 808 961-8744.
Hawaii LinksThe following web sites provide more information about Hawaii the state and Hawaii the Big Island.
Visa InformationPlease direct any questions to your local US Embassy or Consulate. See the Department of State homepages.
Maintained by Rebecca McMullen, Montana State University
Send comments to: Yohkoh10@solar.physics.montana.edu