For my assignment I choose Honolulu as a place for event. When we say Hawaii, the first things that come to our mind are nice weather, sandy beaches and relaxation. The reason of choosing this 'heaven on the earth' as the destination for my ---------- is not only because of its personality as the city for pleasure, furthermore, it is economic center and principal port of the Hawaiian Islands where business can be provided. Due to the fact Hawaii ranks among the top 3 destinations for leisure travel in the U.S., and is a locale that entices droves of event attendants.
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of Hawaii, on the southeast coast of the island of Oahu.
From the pleasure side, Honolulu has advanced year-round climate, so the period of time of visit doesn't represent the dilemma. Due to the fact that Honolulu has the lowest rate of violent crime of any US city, visitors can feel safe and secure.
Besides enjoying the superior climate and swimming on the magnificent beaches, great attractions are the magnificent views of active volcanoes. The most popular appeal is the sight of lava that flows from the rocks, flows into the ocean and there are getting cold, which is certainly a unique experience.
The wealth of natural beauty combined with the ubiquitous volcanoes offers a truly great choice for tourists. However, regardless of all the beauty of the volcano, tourists primary are coming because of sun, sea and beaches. Several beaches are covered with black and green sand, which leaves no one indifferent. Their banks are covered with finest black and green stones, which are incurred by volcanic activity, which makes this beach unique in the world. The color of the beach combined with the beautiful blue ocean is unforgettable.
Honolulu is a popular tourist destination and Surfers Paradise. The most famous and popular local beach is Waikiki Beach. Waikiki Beach has numerous hotels. Above the town rises the volcanic crater Diamond Head. From the top of the volcano is a beautiful view of the city. Crater Diamond Head Crater is a protected place. Western direction near Honolulu is known military base Pearl Harbor. Honolulu is located in the Hawaiian University -University of Hawaii. Additionally, in the surrounding area are bamboo forests. Additional places of interest are:
- Aloha Tower, is described as the beautiful 10-story Aloha Tower, one of Hawaii's best-known landmarks. It is built in 1926 when all travels were done by boat. The tower was created in order to make a impression for tourists during entering and leaving the harbour.
- Kapiolani is the largest Honolulu's park which contains a zoo, an aquarium, and Waikiki Shell
- The Honolulu Botanical Gardens which contains four gardens in and around the city.
- The Arizona Memorial, for the 1,100 who died during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- The University of Hawaii
- the Bishop Museum, well-known for its studies of Polynesia;
- the Honolulu Academy of Arts, known for its Asian and Hawaiian collections;
- and Kawaiahao Church (1841), where funerals for Hawaiian monarchs and nobility were held.
- Iolani Palace, the previous home of Hawaii's kings, which represents the only royal palace in the United States.
Geo-political position of Honolulu provides a very favourable environment, tourism development, not only exploitation of the sea for tourist needs, but the island is rich in natural habitats of endemic species, ores, forests, and volcanoes. Because of all this, Honolulu attracts enormous number of tourists. Annual, Hawaiians collected several hundred billion dollars "selling" sea, sun, palm trees and its favourable climate.
The interior of the island to claim the gold and diamonds.
As a result of developed tourism the population is based on tourism and hospitality. The island during the past 100 years, due to its numerous advantages, forced investors from the United States to invest huge sums of money in its development.
From the business side, Honolulu has the remarkable 1.1 million-square-foot Hawaii Convention Centre. Moreover my investigation pointed towards that Honolulu has hosted conferences and events for many well-known corporations, including:
- The National Psychological Association
- National Medical Association
- Hawaii State Department of Health and
- National Pest Management Association.
Honolulu's current industry foundations include tourism, followed by federal defence expenditures, agricultural exports (chiefly pineapples), telecommunications and mining. Honolulu serves as the regional headquarters for many renowned companies, including Hawaiian Airlines, Bank of Hawaii, Oahu Transit Services, Inc., and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. It is also home to several colleges and universities, including the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Honolulu's early history was one of turbulence and conflict. One of the last areas on the globe to be explored and exploited by Europeans (it was first visited by British captain James Cook in 1778), Hawaii was subject to strong pressures from many forces, including American missionaries, who arrived in 1820, and opportunistic whalers. These whalers were among those who built Honolulu originally, bringing trade, commerce, and prosperity that led to expansion into the sugar and pineapple industries.
Hawaiian statehood in 1959 and the viability of commercial air travel to the island brought boom times to Honolulu. Tourism is the city's principal industry, followed by federal defense expenditures and agricultural exports (chiefly pineapples).
Since the war, a rise in tourism, diversification of industry, and construction of luxury hotels and housing developments have made Honolulu the business and population center of Hawaii. Increased peacetime defense activity at the many military installations in the area (Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Schofield Barracks, and Camp H. M. Smith, headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Command), expansion of harbor facilities, and the completion of an international airport further aided the city's growth. Honolulu's other industries include jewelry, printing and publishing, clothing, food and beverages, rubber products, construction materials, and electronics and computer equipment. Major redevelopment of the Honolulu Harbor area was undertaken in the 1990s.
The biggest problem for the local population is constant volcanic activity, which often forced population to change residence and move the entire settlement in permanent retirement from active volcanoes and earthquakes are a result of their activities.
Double-edged sword is the high waves that sometimes reach the height of 8 meters.Waves know to destroy the coast, particularly associated with frequent hurricanes.
One of the disadvantages of Honolulu is the expensive cost of living. Additionally, according to information given by tourist's experiences, Honolulu has more cars than the Roads and Highways can handle resulting in massive traffic.