Getting to Honolulu

Travel Information for the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting

Visa Information

SGO welcomes the world to Honolulu, HI, USA. As you plan your trip to attend the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting, you are strongly encouraged to apply for a visa as early as possible. You may request a visa letter when registering online for the Annual Meeting. Once registration is completed, a visa letter will be sent to the email you used for registration. If you have questions, please contact Detailed information about obtaining a visitor visa to the United States can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s visitor visas web page. Learn more about the Visa Waiver Program, a program allowing citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet certain requirements. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting. 

Airfare Discounts

To get a custom itinerary with the lowest applicable air fares and the best possible journey times, SGO’s official travel agent is Gant Travel Management. Representatives are available toll-free at 1-800-621-1083 (or 1-630-227-3873 outside U.S. and Canada), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. A $25.00 service fee will be issued per airline ticket.

Airport Travel distances

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is located at 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815. This resort is located 8 miles away from the Daniel K.Inouye International Airport (HNL). 

Car Rental

Book your car rental through Hertz Rent-A-Car for discounted rates, available March 9, 2019–March 25, 2019 and are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply and government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, and other fees are extra. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Individuals must be at least 25 years of age to rent a vehicle.

Reservations may be placed online or by phone at 1-800-654-2240 (or 1-405-749-4434 outside U.S. and Canada). Reference “CV# 052T0004” when making your reservation to receive the discounted car rental rate.


Taxi cab service is available from the transportation plazas located outside of baggage claim on the center median fronting. One-way fare to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is $45 from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Uber rideshare service also available at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and is  approximately $25 one-way to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. 

Shuttle bus service

Shuttle busses will be in rotation to the Hawaii Convention Center from the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Prince Waikiki during scheduled times.

shuttle schedule