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Visa and letter of acceptance

Information about how to get a visa for a short visit to Mexico can be found at this page. For some countries it will be sufficient to fill in a form during the flight to Mexico. The form corresponds to a request for a turist or business trip visa. Check this link for the list of eligible countries (with instructions) and this link for the list of non eligible countries (with instructions).

For these last non eligible countries, click here to obtain a letter of acceptance (which will be required to obtain a visa prior to the departure).

Conference Hotel

Click here for maps and directions to the conference hotel.

Click here for information about transportation between the airport and the hotel (this site is not endorsed by CDC).

The conference hotel is the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach. The hotel is overlooks the ocean and each of the 602 oceanfront suites provides stunning views across the Caribbean Sea to Isla Mujeres.

Group Room rates are USD 182.00, double occupancy or USD 179.00, single occupancy per night. These include Bellmen and Maid gratuities. There is an additional 45.00 USD plus tax charge for a third person in a room. No more than three adults per room are allowed. There is no additional charge for up to two children twelve and under when sharing a room with one or two adults. These rates will be honored from December 3, 2008 to December 15, 2008 based on availability.

There are also few Master suites available at the following rates. Single: USD 329.00, Double: USD 332.00.

For Non-Mexican citizens, the above rates do not get charged a VAT Tax. For ZERO VAT to apply to individual participants who are paying their bills upon checkout, payments must be made by a Credit Card issued abroad.

To receive the conference rates, reservations must be made by November 6, 2008.

Perhaps the easiest way to make a reservation from within the United States is to call the following 800 number: 1-800-FIESTA1 Reservations can also be made by filling out a form available here for download both in MS Excel format and Adobe PDF format. The form should be either:

  • Filled in, printed, signed and faxed directly to the hotel;
  • Filled in, printed, signed, scanned and emailed to the hotel.

Extra hotel information can be find at the hotel web site (see also below), however note that to obtain the special conference rates it is necessary to book by phone and/or by fax/email and NOT using the hotel web site.

ATTENTION PLEASE: All the rooms of the Fiesta Americana hotel have been sold out. The conference organizers recommend to use, as an alternative, the Hyatt Regency Cancun (click here) which is across the street from the conference hotel.

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