The Destination: Maui, Hawaii
Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island is beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.
Incentive trips to Hawaii will always be motivating! And with an East coast heavy attendance, there’s a good chance that your trip to Maui will be the first time to the islands for a significant number of your attendees. Even for those who have been to Hawaii, the destination has endless appeal.
Endless activities abound. Incredible activities are available on Maui, from water activities like whale watching, snorkeling, surfing, canoes and more, to unforgettable tours and landmarks, epic sunrises, culture and so much more!
Everyone agrees! Maui was voted the No. 1 island in Hawaii by Travel + Leisure readers in the annual World’s Best Awards survey
The Resort: Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Check out of reality and check into paradise. Situated on 40 meticulously landscaped acres, the Grand Wailea opens onto Maui's beautiful Wailea Beach, voted one of the best beaches in America. Everything you need is here including on-site dining with five venues including their signature restaurant, Humuhumunu-kunukuapua'a, which floats on it's own 700,000 gallon lagoon and serves Island cuisine with stunning sunsets.
Fall in love with an airy room complete with high-end amenities, a luxurious bed, and excellent views from a private balcony or patio. Unwind at the luxurious and elegant Spa Grande, one of the finest spas in the world and rated the #1 Spa in Hawaii. And when you’re ready for some activities, Grande Wailea has you covered. Everything from on-site scuba lessons, beach yoga, world-class tennis and golf, cultural tours, art, shopping and so much more - Grande Wailea has everything you need to indulge in your own personal Hawaiian escape.
Key features of this resort include:
Spacious rooms and secluded villas with private lanais
Breathtaking views and subtle Hawaiian décor
Award-winning dining options
NINE newly refreshed blue water pools
A newly built 3-story lava tube slide
2,000 foot long lazy river with water slides and waterfalls
Direct access to beautiful Wailea beach
Eleven tennis courts at the famed Wailea Tennis Club
Three championship golf courses nearby
Complimentary SCUBA lessons for first-time divers
Kayak, paddle board, boogie board and snorkel gear rentals
available for a nominal fee
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner in 2017
MAke them say “WOW!” - INCREDIBLE Activities
Road to Hana – Travel + Leisure’s “Insider’s Pick”, this legendary excursion allows you to discover Hawaii's hidden natural wonders as you drive through the lush, tropical rainforests of Maui. Frolic in a secluded waterfall, hike through a bamboo forest and more!
Whale watching - Annually from December to May, Hawaii is the stage for some of the best whale watching on the planet. Treat your guests to an experience they will remember, forever tied in their memory to AIS and this incredible incentive program.
Sunrise at Haleakala - One of Maui’s most memorable experiences is seeing the Haleakala sunrise or sunset from almost 10,000 feet above sea level.
Helicopter Tours – Discover the island’s most remote locations on a helicopter tour of Maui. Experienced pilots relay their expertise regarding Maui’s history, geography, and ecology on these truly amazing adventures
Learn to Surf - Surfing was born in Hawaii and is deeply intertwined with its history and culture. If you dream of riding the waves, there’s no better place to learn how to surf and truly commune with the ocean.
Take a submarine ride – Get a close-up view of an array of marine life, exotic tropical reefs and numerous sunken vessels. It's like swimming in a giant aquarium, but staying dry the whole time!
Visit Lahaina’s Front Street - Conde Nast Traveler’s “Insider’s Pick”, the street offers a vibrant lineup of restaurants, art galleries, local boutiques, and island nightlife.
SAMPLE ITINERARY (5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM BUDGET
(4) nights deluxe accommodations, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
(5) nights upgraded accommodations for top performers, VIPs and Executive Team, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
FOOD + BEVERAGE/EVENTS
(4) Breakfasts at Leisure
Welcome Reception + Dinner
Final Night Awards Reception + Dinner
Allowance for Audio Visual and Decor/Entertainment enhancements during event functions
AIR + GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Round-Trip Coach Airfare from home cities
Round-Trip Airport Transportation to and from resort
Round-Trip activity transfers
$300 per person budget allowance for sponsored activities during the program
Budget Allowance for site inspection expenses
GIFTS + AMENITIES
$150 allowance per couple for pre-trip teaser gift
$350 Per Person budget allowance for onsite gifts and amenities
$150 allowance per winner for sales award gift
Full-Service Meeting Management
Customized Event Mobile App
Customized Program Website + Attendee Registration
Program documentation, including welcome packets, name badges, signage and pre-trip materials
All on-site staff expenses including air travel, salary, meals and travel expenses