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ILSI Annual Meeting
18 - 23 January 2013
Miami, Florida, USA
Miami International Airport (MIA)
All major airlines service the Miami International Airport. Please note that some airlines may have restrictions on their points of origin and days that flights fly to and from Miami. Participants have the option to book their air travel in the manner most convenient and cost efficient to the traveler, including working directly with an individual airline or travel website.
Official ILSI Travel Agency
If you prefer the assistance of a travel agency, you may contact EWA Travel, the official travel agent for ILSI’s 2013 Annual Meeting. EWA will compare savings with promotional fares for all airlines. They can secure rental car reservations and provide $100,000 complimentary flight insurance on all tickets issued through their office.
The following EWA customer service representatives have been assigned to assist our ILSI Annual Meeting attendees:
Contact EWA customer service representatives between 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM, US Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Be sure to identify yourself as an ILSI meeting attendee.
Reservations and fare inquiries can also be obtained through their web site at: www.ewatravel.com or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. EWA's toll free number (in Canada and the United States) is +1-800-4055.
Passport & Visa Information
Florida is a commonwealth of the United States and follows all applicable laws and requirements for travel to the United States. United States citizens do not need a passport for travel to and from Miami.
Meeting participants are responsible for investigating and making their own visa arrangements. You are strongly advised to begin this process as soon as possible, as visas can take time to process and visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. In addition to investigating the need for a visa to enter the United States of America, remember also to investigate whether you need a transit visa for any layovers or stops you will make on your way to or from Miami, Florida.
Visa requirements do not apply to citizens of the United States or Canada.Additional Information for International VisitorsBeginning 12 January 2009, a new online registration system will replace paper forms some foreign visitors are required to fill out upon arrival at US airports and seaports. Called the Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA), the online form is free to use and valid for all US trips within a two-year period, unless the traveler’s passport expires before then. The security screening service is only available to foreign nationals of the 27 countries whose citizens are not required to obtain visas for U.S. entry, including Norway, Japan, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and European Union countries.
Travelers are encouraged to apply at least 72 hours before departure. After 12 January 2009 foreign passengers for whom the visa requirement is waived will not be allowed to board a flight or a cruise to the US without an ESTA.About ESTA online
(redirects to US Government)Ground Transportation to the InterContinental Miami
The InterContinental is conveniently located to the Miami International Airport. The most efficient way to get to the hotel is via taxi. Once you have secured your bags, go to the taxicab stand at the airport. A one way fare to the hotel will cost around $25 plus tip.
Public Transportation System The InterContinental is accessible by public transportation:
- take the Metrorail to the Government Center
- transfer to the Metromover to Bayfront Park
The hotel is located across the street from the Bayfront Park Metromover station.
Please note: the Metromover
is a different transportation system than the Metrorail
Information on car rentals is also available, but please note ILSI cannot cover the cost of rental cars for individuals whose travel costs are being reimbursed by one of the ILSI entities: Car Rentals