What better way to see Maui than on the company payroll? If you are planning a business trip to Maui, you can still take advantage of the opportunity to have a mini-vacation and enjoy the magnificent Maui without sacrificing the work you know you are there to do.
There are many different things that you will need to take into consideration if you are planning a business trip to Maui. First, you will need to know if your company will be booking the travel and accommodations for you. Some companies that deal a lot in travel have travel agents that will take care of this for you. Others will expect you to make the plans and arrangements yourself and you will then be compensated for the expenses.
If you will have a role in choosing some or all of your business reservations, then the more you know, the better decisions you will be able to make. You need to know how to book your hotel or living accommodations as well as your travel (including to your destination and how you will get around once you are in Maui) as well as food and other necessities that you will have during your stay in Maui.
Every business traveler knows that your office is very important and this includes your “makeshift” office while visiting in Maui. You will need a full range of services and facilities and accommodations that can provide that to you will be at the top of your list. Accommodations that provide that for an affordable and reasonable rate are even better.
So, if you need accommodations with business features that include up-to-date communications capabilities and much more, then you need to know where to look. There are hotels, condos and more in beautiful Maui that offer solutions for your global business right at your fingertips.
There are many state of the art facilities with full Internet connectivity and real-time video conferencing services available and much more. Maui is home to one of the seven National Supercomputing Centers as well. Maui isn’t just for honeymooners and families; there are even great features for the business man or woman as well.
What to Wear
If you are planning a business trip to Maui, you might be wondering what to pack. Well, what you where will depend on your profession, your business and the company’s dress policy but most companies that send you on a business trip to Maui will say “casual dress”.
However, you know that business is very important and you are not just some tourist. What you wear will be very important even if it is to be considered “casual” dress. So you need to know what is appropriate to wear. The climate is of course warmer in Hawaii and the atmosphere pretty laid back so you will find most people in shorts. Your best bet is to go with some nice, dress shorts such as khakis. You will see many businessmen in these shorts as well as Hawaiian print button front shirts. If you are having trouble knowing what to wear or what is in style, you can check with some of the local shops and stores in Maui. Most upscale shops also have sales associates that are qualified to help you in your decision.
There are some restaurants and facilities that require you to dress upscale and elegantly with men in long pants and proper shoes. However, due to the climate you will find that most places in Maui are perfectly suitable to wear shorts. However, you will want to have some nice clothing from an upscale shop or boutique and be sure the clothing fits you well.
Your dining options will depend on the meal and what you are doing. For example, if your company is footing the bill, they may have specific places they want you to dine at or they may have a specific budget for meals. This will place some facilities and restaurants out of the list unless you are paying for it yourself.
If you are planning on taking a client to dinner or meeting business partners in a restaurant, or in some other way doing business through the restaurant, you will want to be choosier in the place you select. Your choice of restaurant can say a lot about you and your company. You want the other parties to be comfortable in the place that you choose but you will also want to choose something professional and impressive that shows you know and understand good tastes.
It can be tricky ground so you should ask for advice if you are unsure about a particular restaurant. You might even decide to go by and check it out yourself before holding your business meeting there.
Whatever it is that brings you to beautiful Maui, you can enjoy your stay while you are here. Proper planning ahead of time can ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable business trip to Hawaii.