General Travel Information

Airline COVID-19 Updates

Many businesses are making special accommodations that may assist attendees with recouping previously paid travel expenses and many airlines have indicated a willingness to extend deadlines on transfer waivers and credits, upon request, for travel scheduled between March and April 2020. Please be sure to check your reservations and the relevant company’s website(s) as soon as possible regarding travel arrangements, as there may be deadlines associated. (Below are some of the airline updated policies we've located.)

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ISA Convention Headquarters

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort: 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI | 808-949-4321 | Hilton Website

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Visa Information

You can find out if you need a visa to visit the United States, as well as details on the expected time and process, using U.S Department State - Bureau of Consular Affairs website.


Visiting Hawaii

Learn more about traveling to, and things to do, in Honolulu: Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau


Getting There

Honolulu is located on Oahu Island, which is served by the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The airport is also the main air transportation hub for all Hawaiian Islands and provides flights with international and domestic carriers, interisland airlines, and commuter airlines. 

Year-round direct international connections exist to Auckland, Beijing, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, and Vancouver. Popular domestic connections include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington (Dulles).

Ground Transportation Options

Bus

  • Bus Stops are located on the second level roadway along the center median. Look for the signs. Bus lines 19 and 20 provide a direct connection between the airport and our convention hotels.
  • The bus ride takes about 50 minutes and costs $2.75. 
  • The stop for the Prince Waikiki is “Ala Moana Boulevard/Hobron Lane”, the stop for the Hilton Hawaiian Village is “Kalia Road/Paoa Place”.*

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    Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle:

  • The private shuttle service provides affordable on demand island wide transfer services from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to a destination of your choice. A ride costs about $17.00 per person, and includes two standard pieces of luggage and one carry-on.*

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  • The fare from the airport to our convention site during non-rush hour periods is approximately $40.00-$45.00, plus a baggage charge of 50 cents per bag. Fare is by meter only.
  • Taxi Service is available on the center median fronting the terminal baggage claim areas. See the taxi dispatchers (yellow shirts with black lettering, and the wording “TAXI DISPATCHER”) for service.*

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  • Six rental car companies, Advantage, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are located on airport. Four others provide off-airport car rentals.
  • Registration counters are located in the Baggage Claim area. On airport rental car offices are located on the ground level of the Terminal 2 Parking Garage. 
  • Car rental shuttles stop in designated areas along the center median on the ground level outside of baggage claim areas.*

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*All prices and information are of April 2019 and are subject to change.

Travel Advisory

Hawaii has a very sensitive ecosystem with numerous endangered species. Several restrictions are in place to regulate what travelers can bring to and take from the island. Before arrival on the island, travelers need to fill out the Agricultural Declaration Form distributed aboard your flight in which you must declare all plants, seeds, animals and any other agricultural materials you are bringing in. This also includes travel snacks such as whole fruits or nuts.

Return flights to the U.S. Mainland: Prior to your return flight, all baggage will be subject to pre-flight inspection by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Restrictions on the movement of fruits, plants, live snails, and other items from Hawaii to the Mainland are enforced to prevent the spread of fruit flies and other hazardous plant insects and diseases. Be prepared to open and close your baggage and parcels for x-ray machine inspection.

The International Studies Association

Representing 100 countries, ISA has over 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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