APA is taking its members to a place it hasn't been in 30 years: Honolulu, Hawaii, for the association's 2004 Annual Convention, July 28-Aug. 1.
Although the 2004 annual meeting is two years away, APA is promoting the trip early for those who want to take the opportunity to plan a family vacation or long-deserved break.
Planning ahead will help you take advantage of Hawaii's bargain prices. Honolulu is served by every major airline, and great deals abound on Internet travel services.
Hawaii's hotels offer some of the country's best rates, with more than 36,000 rooms in Waikiki alone, where APA's meeting will be housed at the Hawaii Convention Center. Hawaii's car rental rates are also among the nation's lowest.
But regardless of the travel discounts, Hawaii's most appealing quality is its outdoor splendor, uniquely enriching multicultural experiences and world-renowned Aloha spirit of hospitality. Waikiki itself offers a fascinating collection of art, entertainment and culture, all wrapped into a one-mile stretch of sunshine and gentle trade winds. Virtually everything is within easy walking distance, from the convention center to the beach. Just a short ride away, you can experience historic Pearl Harbor, walk the grounds of majestic Iolani Palace, or watch the pounding surf of the North Shore.
Honolulu is also an easy jumping off point to the state's other islands--Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island.
So, set aside the dates July 28-Aug. 1, 2004. APA will provide more information in the coming months to help you finalize your meeting plans.