Hotels and Travel

 Official Travel Agent for Hotel and Tour Reservations

The official travel agent for the conference hotel and tour reservations is Viagens Abreu. The reservation of hotels and tours must be made through this local travel agency, in order to take advantage of the reduced prices. All hotel/tours inquires should be direct to:

Viagens Abreu S.A., Congress Dept.,
Avenida 25 de Abril, 2
2795 Linda-a-Velha - Portugal

Phone: 351.21.415 61 22
Fax: 351.21.415 63 83

 Hotel Accomodations

A block room reservation is provided at the following hotels for the convenience of the participants and are to be assigned on first-come first-served basis. You may find its location on the Lisbon map. Information on how to reach them can be found at the Transportation page.

Hotels and rates per room per night (breakfast and all taxes included):

Hotel Single room (in EUR) Double room (in EUR)
  SHERATON ***** 176 212
  LISBOA PENTA - MARRIOT  ****  153 169
METROPOLITAN **** 110 120
TIVOLI TEJO  ****  109 118


111 120
 RADISSON SAS**** 105 115
ROMA *** 105 (executive room)

81 (standard room)

118 (executive room)

88 (standard room)

MELIA_CONFORT ****  79 89
  ALTIS PARK **** 75 85
 LUTÉCIA **** 74 74
AS LISBOA ***  57 ( 51 during week-end)  68  ( 61 during week-end)

 Optional Tours

The following tours have been planned for participants and accompanying persons - they provide excellent opportunities to see some beautiful places of Portugal ( for a tour description, please click on the tour name):

Tour Day Hours Fare (per person) in  EUR 
Sintra Sunday, 15th 14:00-17:30 32,50 
Óbidos Monday, 16th 9:00-17:30 72,50 (lunch included)
Old Lisbon Tuesday, 17th 9:00-12:30 27,50
Évora Tuesday, 17th 9:00-17:30 72,50 (lunch included)

All tours depart from the conference site and return to the conference hotels, and should be booked in advance (see item "Procedure for Hotel/Tour Reservations and Payment").

 Procedure for Hotel/Tour Reservations and Payment

 Hotel reservations

Participants wishing to reserve hotel accomodation should complete the relevant parts of the Hotel Reservation Form (RTF file, PDF file) and return it by fax or by mail to reach Viagens Abreu no later than June 30, 2002. Payment of 1 night accomodation must accompany this Application Form. After this date, Viagens Abreu can not guarantee neither the hotels, nor the prices. Please note that Lisbon hotels near the conference site will be full for sure during the symposium dates. So, we advise you to reserve as soon as possible.

Viagens Abreu will send you a confirmation of reservation by fax, or e-mail.

The remaining payment of accomodation, as well as personal extras (mini-bar, phone calls, ...) shall be paid directly at the hotel´s reception, while doing the check out.

 Deposit refund policy

All cancellations/amendments must be done in written (fax, letter or e-mail). In the event of hotel cancellations, your deposit will be refunded after deducting bank charge/commission and the following cancelllation charges:

If cancellation notification is received:

Until July 15 --------------------------------- No cancellation charge
After July 16 and until August 15 ------------- 50% of one-night room charge
After August 16 ------------------------------- 100% of one-night room charge

 Tours reservations

Those wishing to attend one or more tours are requested to complete the relevant parts of the Hotel Reservation Form (RTF file, PDF file) and return it by fax or by mail to reach Viagens Abreu no later than August 31, 2002, together with the full payment. After this date, besides no guarantees of availability, a 10% penalty will be applied. Cancellations without penalties until September 6, 2002. After this date, tour reservations will not merit a refund.


Payment of hotel deposit and tour fair should be made in Euros in the form of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Dinners are accepted) or bank remittance (all costs at transmitter´s charge). If you make payment by bank transfer, please send a copy of the bank receipt with the Application Form. Remittance should be made to:

Banco BPI, S.A.

Centro de Empresas Porto

IBAN: PT 50001000001292463000131
C/o Viagens Abreu, SA

 Visa and Official Invitation Letter

Visa may be required for participants coming from some countries. For further information, participants are advised to consult their local agencies or the nearest Portuguese diplomatic mission. Participants requiring a visa for entry to Portugal are strongly advised to make an application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel. The organizing committee will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting it in the registration form.


- Underground
- Train, Tram, Ferry
- Taxi

 Lisbon Airport

Lisbon Airport is located 7km away from downtown.  

 General Information

Clik here to find general information that may be useful to plan your stay in Portugal.

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