Travel
CIES 2011 Montréal organizers hope to ensure that your travel to and within Montréal is as hassle-free as possible. Below you will find information about how to arrange discounted air travel with participating member airlines of the Star AllianceTM Network, as well as transportation options to and from Montréal—Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).  

International attendees may need to obtain a visa in order to visit Canada. Detailed visa information has been provided in decision letters to individuals whose proposals have been accepted for inclusion in the conference program. Additional information and useful links may be found at the bottom of this page.



AIR TRAVEL WITH STAR ALLIANCETM
●  SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL WITH THE STAR ALLIANCETM NETWORK

The Star Alliance members airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for CIES 2011 Montréal. 









To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts and for booking office information please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus and:

1. Choose “For delegates.”
2. Under “Delegates Login” enter Conventions Code “AC11S11.”
3. Choose one of the participating airlines listed.
4. Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the Conventions Code “AC11S11” when booking      the ticket.

Registered participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways; Aegean Airlines; Air Canada; Air China; ANA; Austrian Airlines; Blue1; bmi; Brussels Airlines; Continental Airlines; Croatia Airlines; EgyptAir; LOT Polish Airlines; Lufthansa; Scandinavian Airlines; Singapore Airlines; South African Airways; Spanair; SWISS International Air Lines; TAM Airlines; TAP Portugal; THAI; Turkish Airlines; United. 


























Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares, and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand, special fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on their own network.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration and proof of attendance.



PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The 747 Express Bus is available for travel between downtown and Montréal—Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) at any time. Service continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Fares can be purchased for $8 CAD (one way) at the airport, at the International Currency Exchange counter on the international arrivals level. Passes are valid for 24 hours across the entire STM public transportation network. The 747 Express Bus is free for holders of 1- or 3-day tourist passes, as well as holders of CAM and TRAM weekly or monthly passes.

From the airport, take the 747 Express Bus to René-Lévesque/Mansfield (5th stop on route). The conference site—Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel—is on the opposite corner of the bus stop, across Rue Mansfield. Travel times will vary from 45 to 60 minutes according to traffic conditions.

For more information, including a detailed bus schedule, please click on the icon below:















DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Montréal—Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel:

●  Take Hwy 20 East to Hwy Ville-Marie (Hwy 720), which brings you downtown.    
●  To Exit #3 rue Guy. At the first light, turn right onto René-Lévesque Blvd. 
●  Continue for approximately 9 blocks up to 900 René-Lévesque, corner Mansfield. The hotel is located on 
    the right hand side.     
●  Driving time is 20 to 25 minutes.

For driving directions to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel from Toronto, Ottawa, Québec, Vermont, or New York, please click here.

For additional information about taxis, limousines, and other forms of transportation provided by Tourisme Montréal, click here.



VISA INFORMATION
CIES 2011 Montréal conference attendees traveling from outside of Canada should access visitor information through the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

It is the traveler's responsibility to check and confirm current visa requirements to enter Canada. For a list of countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors, please click here.

International attendees may need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa to visit Canada. This visa letter, which officially confirms your acceptance to CIES 2011 Montréal and states that the event has been registered with the CBSA, has been made available through the proposal submission site (accessible on the “Call For Papers” page through the “Submit Your Proposal” link at the bottom) to individuals whose proposals have been accepted for inclusion in the conference program.

We strongly advise you to start the visa application process as early as possible. Please be aware that Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s document checklist for a temporary visa should to be respected to the line. The most common mistakes made by applicants are failure to provide proof of financial support or failure to provide proof that the traveler is returning to his or her home country. This latter requisite can easily be satisfied with a letter either from an employer (stating the date that the employee will return to work) or from a university (stating that the student is registered for the upcoming academic term).

DISCLAIMER: The above information is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa to attend the conference and is not an official invitation covering fees and/or any other expenses or financial support for attendance. CIES cannot be held responsible for travelers who do not confirm their visa requirements or obtain the appropriate paperwork for travel to the conference. Event organizers will not be able to contact or intervene with Embassy or Consulate offices on your behalf, nor can they assume responsibility for the outcome of your visa application.http://www.staralliance.com/conventionsplushttp://www.fairmont.com/queenelizabeth/MapAndDirections.htmhttp://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Travel-Information/Transportation/http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/menu-eng.htmlhttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asphttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5484E.PDFshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3shapeimage_6_link_4shapeimage_6_link_5

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