CITRA Toledo 2011

 

General Information about CITRA Toledo 2011

Venue  •Accommodation •Transport  •Requirements •Climate  •Currency  •Communications  •Time zone 

  Venue

CITRA is planned to be held in the Hotel Beatriz in Toledo on 26 and 27 October 2011. Parallel activities will be developed from 24 to 29 October in the same place.

Carretera Ávila. Km 2,750
45005 Toledo (España)
Tel.: (+34) 925 26 91 00
Fax: (+34) 925 21 58 65
 



  Accommodation

The Hotel Beatriz in Toledo has been reserved for attendees of the CITRA Toledo 2011 conference. If you want to stay at the Hotel Beatriz, when you pre-register you will then receive an message with an attached booking form that will be sent to: beatriztoledo@beatrizhoteles.com

website: www.beatrizhoteles.com

Address: Carretera Ávila. Km 2.750
45005 Toledo (España)
Tel.: (+34) 925 26 91 00
Fax: (+34) 925 21 58 65

Rate per night (for CITRA participants): 
- Double room in single use, buffet breakfast included: 99,00 €
- Double room, buffet breakfast included: 99,00 €
- (Taxes included)
 

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  Transport

Barajas Airport
The leading airlines of the world's most important countries operate in this airport.
The Madrid-Barajas Airport website provides full information on arrivals, departures and available services:
http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Home/es/

Thanks to the cooperation agreement reached between the Ministry of Culture and Iberia, all participants to the CITRA Toledo 2011 event can benefit from a 50% discount on Full Tourist Fare and 40% on Full Business Fares. In such case To benefit from these discounts, the booking must be made through Iberia Offices, Iberia’s website www.iberia.com/ferias-congresos/ ,SERVIBERIA and VIAJES EL CORTE INGLES (official travel agency for this event, detailed above). In this case, the participant must be accredited as such.

All Iberia tickets issued for this event must show TOUR CODE BT1IB21MPE0117 printed on the ticket.

All bookings must include following code “OSI IB BT1IB21MPE0117”

In addition to the taxi service, Madrid-Barajas Airport is connected to Madrid by public transport:

A bus route, the Barajas Airport Express (Exprés Aeropuerto de Barajas), which connects the airport and the capital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ticket cost just 2 euros. It takes about 40 minutes to complete the journey from Terminal 4 to Atocha Railway Station (where there is a high-speed train to Toledo), stopping at Terminal 2, Terminal 1, Calle O’Donnell and Plaza de Cibeles, with buses every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes at night (from 23:00 to 6:00). At night, the service terminates at Plaza de Cibeles, where there are connections with all the night bus lines.

Line 8 of the Metro, Nuevos Ministerios-Barajas, also goes directly to all the airport terminals from the centre of Madrid. The service costs two euros, including the “airport supplement”.
 

Travelling from Madrid to Toledo
You can easily travel between Madrid and Toledo by train or bus.
Train:
There is a high speed train (AVE) service between Madrid and Toledo. The journey from Madrid to Toledo takes about 25 minutes, with around one train per hour throughout the day. Thanks to the cooperation agreement reached between the Ministry of Culture and RENFE, all participants to the CITRA Toledo 2011 event can benefit from a 30% discount.
To benefit from this discount, the participant must print and fill the coupon you will find below and submit it at the RENFE station or RENFE sales offices: Discount coupon

www.renfe.com

Stations:
Puerta de Atocha Station (Madrid)
Address: Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V, s/n

Toledo Railway Station
Address: Paseo de la Rosa, s/n
Tel.: (+34) 925 223 099
Bus:
Buses depart every half hour from Plaza Elíptica bus, train and subway station in Madrid, and the journey takes about 50 minutes. A return trip costs 9 euros. You can book on the ALSA website: http://www.alsa.es/
Stations:
Plaza Elíptica bus, train and subway station (Bus station, Madrid)
Address: Glorieta Fernández Ladreda, (s/n)
Tel.: (+34) 902 42 22 42  and (+34) 91 469 45 71.
Website: http://www.estacionautobusesmadrid.com/frameset.html
E-mail: info@estaciondeautobuses.com

Estación de Autobuses (Bus station, Toledo)
Address: Avenida de Castilla-La Mancha, s/n
Tel.: (+34) 925 21 58 50
Website: http://www.ayto-toledo.org/servicios/estacionbus/bus.asp
E-mail: estacionbus@ayto-toledo.org

How to get to Hotel Beatriz
Whether you arrive from Madrid by train or bus, you will need to take a taxi to Hotel Beatriz. The trip costs about 5 euros, for a maximum of 4 people.
 

  Entry requirements

The documentation needed to enter Spain varies according to the country of origin.
Citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein need a current passport or ID document. Children under 16 may be included in the passport of a parent or guardian, if this person is of the same nationality and travelling with them. Also, children travelling with their own ID documents must carry written permission from their parents.
Those arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, USA, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, San Marino, Vatican City, Singapore, Uruguay or Venezuela will need to present a current passport, which will entitle them to remain in Spain for a maximum of 90 days.
Those arriving from other countries, according to EU criteria, must request a visa from the Spanish Consulate in their place of residence. They will also need to present a current passport. If required to do so, they will need to specify the reason for requesting entry to Spain. Also, if deemed necessary, the Spanish authorities may require a document proving accommodation has been booked, a confirmed booking on an organised tour, a return ticket or package tourist trip, or an invitation from a private individual. They may also request proof of sufficient economic resources to fund the visitor's stay in Spain.
We recommend travel insurance.
As conditions may vary, we recommend contacting the Spanish Consulate or Embassy to check these requirements before beginning your journey.
We advise you to consult the website of the Spanish Ministry of the Exterior and to contact the nearest Spanish Consulate: http://www.maec.es/es/MenuPpal/Consulares/ServiciosConsulares/InformacionaExtranjeros/Paginas/informacionaextranjeros.aspx
http://www.aemet.es/es/portada

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  Climate

The CITRA conference will take place in autumn. This usually means gentle daytime weather with an average temperature of 15ºC. Temperatures are cooler at night and there may be rain, so we recommend bringing suitable clothes.
You can consult the weather forecast at the State Meteorological Agency website:
 

  Currency

The official currency of Spain and the other European Union countries is the euro.
All banks (most of which are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 14:00), and bureaux de change in major cities, provide a money exchange service. This service is also available in many hotels.
Similarly, most Spanish shops and other businesses accept the major international credit cards, and this is usually indicated by signs at the entrance to the establishment. When making this type of payment you will have to show your passport or other I.D. document.
 

 

  Communications

If you want to make a telephone call to Spain from another country, dial +34 (the code for Spain) and then the 9 digit phone number.
To call another country from Spain, dial 00 followed by the country code and the phone number. You can call from public telephones. Telephone boxes accept coins or cards which you can buy at tobacconist's shops (estancos).
If you want to call within Spain, dial the number without any prefix. This number will always consist of 9 digits, whether it is a landline or a mobile.
If you want to use your mobile phone (cell) in Spain you should be aware that coverage is based on GSM technology, which is incompatible with that of some countries, such as the US and Japan. In this case you will need a tri-band mobile. If your technology is compatible, it is advisable to contact your operator in your country of origin to make sure you will be able to use your mobile in Spain (your operator should activate roaming for international coverage). Once you have taken the necessary steps in your country of origin, you will be able to use your mobile in Spain the same way as with Spanish operators: i.e., dial 00 + the country code to make international calls.
If you wish to access the Internet, Wi-Fi is provided in all areas of the Hotel Beatriz. Outside the hotel, you will find other establishments offering this service, such as call centres and cybercafes.
 

  Time zone

The time zone applicable throughout the peninsula and the Balearic Islands is Greenwich Mean Time (GTM) plus one hour in winter or two hours in summer (until 30 October this year).Subir


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