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MORE THAN YOU IMAGINED, more than you knew, Honolulu is a rich and rewarding destination. Beyond the turquoise waters, the pristine beaches, and the razor–edged mountains, there's a legacy of royalty, a delicious blend of Pacific influences and the luxurious pace of island relaxation.

Honolulu is the sun and fun capital of the Hawaiian Islands with an array of sea, land and sporting activities from which to choose. Visitors will enjoy hiking through rainforests, biking along mountain ranges and swimming in the azure blue waters of the Pacific. These activities are excellent vehicles to explore the environment, history and experience the culture of the island.

Childcare Services

AGU is unfortunately unable to provide childcare services at the convention center during this meeting. Information on a local childcare service that will provide sitters for your children in your hotel room is provided below for your information only.

Sitters Unlimited®, founded in 1979, provides exceptional child care services, referring competent, nurturing individuals to provide quality care for children of hotel guests and residents on Oahu and on Hawaii's Big Island. Sitters Unlimited® have Commercial General Liability Insurance coverage, and are licensed and bonded with the Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs State of Hawaii. All caregivers referred are CPR/First Aid certified with experience, references, and have agreed to follow the guidelines and policies set by Sitters Unlimited® Corporate Headquarters. Sitters Unlimited® also requires fingerprints, and obtains a TB and criminal/child abuse clearance.

Services Provided

  • Child Care - Temporary
  • Days - Evenings - Overnights
  • Companionship and Guidance
  • Transportation (school & extracurricular commitments)
  • Meal Preparation
  • Supervising Daily Routine
  • Child Care - Hotel Services
  • Child Care based on Client's Needs
  • Guest Room Supervision

Child Care Rates (4-hour minimum)

1 Child $14.00 per hour
2 Children $17.00 per hour
3 Children $20.00 per hour
4 Children $25.00 per hour
(Plus Hawaii state tax (4.166%) and any applicable miscellaneous charges, i.e. transportation/parking fees)

Combined Family Rate
There may be an additional charge when two (2) or more families are combining children into one room.

Cancellation Fee
A $35.00 cancellation fee is due if request is cancelled in less than 24 hours prior to scheduled start time. In addition, a transportation fee may be applicable.

Contact Information
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:

Sitters Unlimited® of Hawaii
P.O. Box 88505
Honolulu, HI 96830-8505
Phone: (808) 674-8440
Fax: (808) 674-8441

Travel Information

Airline Discounts
Save money on your domestic travel costs to Honolulu on United Airlines! You will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including first class, or a 10% discount off midweek coach fares purchased 7 days in advance. If purchasing at least 30 days in advance of the travel dates, you receive an additional 5% discount off the already discounted or special fare. Or you may choose Area Pricing, a discounted, fixed-rate airfare based on geographical location, which must be purchased 7 days in advance.

To obtain these special discount fares, you or your travel agent must contact United's Convention Sales Department at the number listed below and provide the Meeting ID number 549TP:

United Airlines Convention Sales

7:00 A.M. - 12:00 midnight (EDT)
Meeting ID #549TP

Travel Insurance
Participants traveling from outside the United States may wish to purchase accident and medical insurance protection during their visit to Hawaii. Seabury and Smith, an association service organization, offers coverage through its Gateway USA program. Insurance must be purchased for a minimum of 15 days, up to a maximum of 60 days. Prices will vary depending upon the individual's age and choice of benefit package. For more information, contact Seabury and Smith at +1-202-367-5097, or visit their website at

Hotel Accommodations

All hotel reservation requests are handled on a first–come, first–served basis. Please note that our published hotels and rates are subject to availability. Sleeping room rates may increase after 14 July, 2004.

AGU has negotiated rates at a number of hotels in Honolulu, and you may select the one that best suits your needs. Rooms are filled on a first come first served basis and may fill up.

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki: single/double rates — $145

Ala Moana Hotel: (Meeting HQ) single double — $129 with special economy rate at $105 (limited availability)

Ohana Maile Skycourt Hotel: standard room — $79, with kitchenette $89

See the location of your hotel, and relative distance to the convention center, on a map of Honolulu.

Hotel Reservations
Online: Reserve a room using the Online Housing Registration form.
Mail or Fax: Use the printable form, and mail or fax it to:
108 Wilmot Road
Suite 400
Deerfield, IL 60015
Fax: +1–847–940–2386 or +1–800–521–6017
Phone: Call the AGU Housing Bureau at +1–847–282–2529 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday, or toll free at +1–800–521–6017

The AGU Housing Bureau automatically sends acknowledgements once the request has been processed. You will not receive a confirmation form the hotel. Acknowledgements are sent via email, fax, or mail. If you do not receive your acknowledgement within 15 business days, please contact the Housing Bureau.

Please contact the AGU Housing Bureau for changes or cancellations through 14 July 2004, 5 p.m. CT without penalty. Credit cards may be charged one night's room and tax by the hotel after 14 July 2004. Cancellations AFTER 14 July 2004, are subject to a $16 processing fee.

Additions/changes/cancellations will continue to be accepted based on availability through 30 July 2004. You may contact the hotels directly after 30 July 2004. In addition to State and Local tax, there may be an additional $1 to $3 occupancy tax charge by the hotel.