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Maui, the Destination for Your Next Corporate Retreat

There is not much convincing required when it comes to planning your next Hawaii vacation or your dream destination wedding but is Maui the place for your next corporate event? Our answer is yes!
August 11, 2017


Vacation, corporate event, or wedding? Choosing a destination can prove to be difficult either which way you cut it, especially if you have a large group of needs to consider. As a popular destination for just about every occasion, Maui has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Despite the rapid growth in development, the island has been able to maintain the natural Hawaiian beauty that is most sought after for a tropical retreat.  Needless to say, there is not much convincing required when it comes to planning your next Hawaii vacation or your dream destination wedding but is Maui the place for your next corporate event? Our answer is yes! Effective work trips balance business with pleasure and the Valley Isle offers opportunities for both.

The end goal of a corporate event is to break through the stagnant routine that falls upon an office. Retreats go beyond an awesome photo album; it can provide new perspectives that could lead to improved problem-solving and communication within a company. They also provide the opportunity to offer your valued employees a memorable “mahalo” and incentivize positive company moral. So how does Maui do all of this?

An ideal venue for a corporate retreat typically features inspiration and nature, the more unfamiliar a location the better. Though these items may exist on other islands, the variety on Maui creates an inclusive package that is hard to beat. The location alone speaks for itself! With unique sceneries ranging from picturesque beaches to misty mountains, the island provides the perfect natural backdrop for the mix of learning, training, and adventure common on company getaways.

The different types of geography and climates within Maui have led to a variety of creative team-building activities that foster deeper relationships. Inspiration radiates through the island and has been encouraging creative minds throughout history, enabling businesses to hit refresh and launch into new-found innovation. Maui’s influence doesn’t quite stop at the beautiful background, as stunning as it is! Hawaii is famed for the unique melting pot of cultures and it is prevalent in the island’s events, people, and food. So while trust falls and sightseeing is a great way to motivate out of office thinking, new traditions and local fusion foods could be the answer to the static in your business.

Planning your next corporate retreat can be a little overwhelming, but choosing a location just got a little bit easier. The opportunities for learning, development, and fun are endless here on Maui, the key is knowing where to look. Specializing in corporate and group transportation services, Akina Aloha Tours has you covered from when you step off that plane until you wave “a hui hou”. Our majestic island is full of potential to explore! So we are a little bias but the decision is yours, hit the refresh button and discover Maui.

Planning your Next Corporate Retreat

An ever popular business trend, the corporate retreat, gets easier than ever.
July 10, 2017

An ever popular business trend, the corporate retreat, gets easier than ever. We have created a simple guide to point you in the right direction as you plan your corporate retreat. Whether in a park by your business or across the pacific on Maui, Hawaii this can get you started with the bigger details.

Pre-Retreat

Location is one of the most important factors of a retreat, and the more unfamiliar the better. The core goal of a retreat is to break through routine comfort, and an unfamiliar location helps in popping those trapped thought bubbles that develop at the office.  Once you have decided on a location, make reservations for the retreat venue for the desired time of year. Should the venue be out of proximity of your business, you should also make lodging reservations for your retreat attendees.

Everyone has to eat, so setting up appropriate food arrangements is necessary to ensure all around happiness.  If your next corporate retreat is located on Maui, our transportation services can make organizing group dining a breeze. Developing a transportation plan is another part of planning a corporate retreat and should you be hosting this event on Maui, our transportation services can assist you.  Once at the Maui airport, Akina Tours can take your attendees to and from the retreat at their convenience.

Retreat

Once the time has come, it is important to meet with the venue to ensure that the break-out rooms are set up properly and the required equipment have been provided. Scheduling breaks between sessions can happen at this time, which Akina Tours can also assist with should attendees want to explore off location.  Detailed itineraries can be circulated with attendees and the festivities can begin! If you are looking for group activities to try while hosting your corporate retreat on Maui, we have some great suggestions.

Post-Retreat

When the retreat has drawn to a close, it is crucial to review the event as a whole with key team members as well as obtain evaluations from attendees. This provides valuable insight on what went well and what could have been done better for future corporate events. Follow-up activities are also crucial to ensure that the overall goal of the retreat is consistently being met. Lastly, gather and circulate photos from the retreat to remind attendees of not only what they learned but how much fun they had.

If you need Maui transportation services for your next corporate event, contact us and we can collaborate on the best options for your specific needs. We are a transportation service that is fully certified for commercial transport that also provides custom booking options and all-inclusive quotes right up front. If you need our assistance on your upcoming corporate retreat, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. 

Maui Film Festival - Showcasing Cinema in Paradise

Have you ever been to the Maui Film Festival? If yes, you're probably as excited as we are!
June 09, 2017

Maui Film Festival - Showcasing Cinema in Paradise


Have you ever been to the Maui Film Festival? If yes, you're probably as excited as we are! It's fast approaching! If you haven’t had the chance, make this year your year.  The annual film festival is going on its 18th year, and this one promises to be quite special. Cinematic creativity composed by passionate filmmakers to reach a diverse audience is what the festival specializes in, with this year as no exception. One of the island's most popular annual events, owing to the authenticity of the films, the guests, and the attendees, the Celestial Cinema is definitely the event favorite.

Imagine yourself settling onto the lush greens of the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course under a starlit sky to watch films projected onto a 50' solar powered screen. Relax and enjoy films that are as exceptional as the natural beauty that surrounds you.

As for the celebrity award winners, this year the Navigator Award will go to Connie Britton. The award honors “a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing his or her fundamental commitment to excellence.” Britton is best known for her roles in “Friday Night Lights” on NBC and “Nashville” on ABC. She also co-stars with Selma Hayek and John Lithgow in “Beatriz at Dinner” which will be screening after her award presentation on June 21st.  Freida Pinto will also be honored with the Shining Star award, Pierce Brosnan will be the first actor honored twice, and will be receiving the Pathfinder Award, and Karen Gillan will be honored with the Rising Star Award.

So now you are probably wondering, how do you get there? We can help! Make your way to the Wailea Resort Event Parking Lot at the top of Wailea Ike Drive. Once parked, we will provide you with free shuttle service to and from the venue. We'll keep our comfortable and spacious Van Hool Motorcoaches running continuously to and from the venue throughout the event, starting at 6:15pm, so all the attendees can get back and forth quickly and with ease. That's our business at Akina Tours, and we enjoy providing this service to the wonderful folks who will be coming to the Celestial Cinema and the Taste of Summer event, which will kick off the film festival on June 21st.

Blogs for August 2017

Maui, the Destination for Your Next Corporate Retreat

Posted on August 11, 2017


Vacation, corporate event, or wedding? Choosing a destination can prove to be difficult either which way you cut it, especially if you have a large group of needs to consider. As a popular destination for just about every occasion, Maui has a little bit of everything for… Continue Reading

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