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How to Plan a Hawaii Business Trip

Planning a Hawaii business trip can be more difficult than it sounds.

You are travelling to one of the most beautiful states in the US, and most beautiful islands in the world…and you are there are on business, not pleasure.

While it may feel like a drag, we have some great ways to make sure your Hawaii business trip feels a little more like a holiday than business…

Here’s how:

  1. Work hard and play hard.

It may seem like your trip is going to be taken up with business, business, business.

But if you plan your trip well enough you can squeeze in some time to enjoy some fun time in between work.

A great way to get to know Hawaii in a short time is to choose Airbnb instead of a hotel. By choosing Airbnb you will get to know your host and learn more about the island quickly, enabling you to really make the most of your time and get stuck in straight away.

  1. Plan where to eat.

Save time before you leave for your trip by planning where you would like to eat in advance.

It’s also a great idea to try and eat healthily when you are travelling on business. Eating fast food can make you tired and sluggish.

You can use websites like TripAdvisor or Yelp to learn more about restaurants, and we have a great guide to eating healthy vegetarian food in Honolulu.

Avoid doing the leg work by making your plans well in advance.

  1. Get outside as soon as possible.

As soon as you arrive in Hawaii make sure you head outside and into the sun.

Spend at least 20 minutes enjoying being in the fresh air and in real light. The artificial light of the airport and plane will have messed with your body, and it needs some time to recover.

Give your body time to recognise your new surroundings and enjoy the sunshine before you head to your air-conditioned hotel.

  1. Book your activities early.

At HawaiiDiscount.com you can book your activities well in advance and fit them around your business schedule.

Depending on which island you are heading to, we can offer you great deals on tours across Hawaii, at times to suit you. Try anything from snorkeling to full island tours with HawaiiDiscount.com.

By booking your tours in advance you can make no excuses – you have time for business and you have time to visit the island.

  1. Have a good flight.

Being well-prepared for your flight to Hawaii is important, especially if you are expected to conduct business meetings and meet clients as soon as you arrive.

It’s very important to drink plenty of water when you fly, regularly walk around the plane if you are flying long haul, and wear comfortable clothes. It may be tempting to wear your corporate outfit on the flight, but it will not feel as pristine when you get off the flight as it did when you left your home.

Take work clothes in your hand luggage to change into as soon as you get to the hotel, or at the airport if you need to.

  1. Book a day stay.

If you have an awkward flight time and have some work that needs finishing consider booking a day stay at the airport.

The going rate will be somewhere between $50-$80 but it will be comfortable and relaxing, unlike a day in the airport.

If you are a member of an airline club then make sure you utilise their facilities.

  1. Work by the pool – or the beach – when you can.

Instead of spending time in your hotel room, take your laptop down to the pool, sit in one of the cabanas and work there.

You won’t regret it.

Try to make a couple of friends during your stay.


When you play your cards right, you can turn your Hawaii business trip into a working vacation…or, if you’re lucky, a vacation with a little bit of work on the side.

To book a tour for your next Hawaii business trip visit HawaiiDiscount.com today, where you can also find hundreds of other tours of Hawaii at incredible discounts.

Please remember that popular activities sell out frequently. We recommend making reservations well in advance of your trip.

To book an affordable Hawaii tour or activity, call 1-866-482-9775 today.