General Travel Suggestions
- Make Copies of your ID and Passport: Make two photocopies of your license/ID – or passport for international travelers – in case either is lost or stolen. Bring one copy and store it separately from your original and leave another with a friend or relative.
- Streamline your wallet: Lost wallets are the leading cause of identity theft. Only carry the card(s) you plan to use on your trip, and leave your checkbook and the rest of your cards at home. If you decide to bring more than one credit card, consider stashing the extra, along with account information and customer service numbers for the cards you have with you, in a hotel safe or other secure location.
- Check the weather: Into every life — and vacation — a little rain must fall, so take steps to protect yourself by monitoring the local weather and packing the appropriate gear.
- Avoid oversharing online: Posting photos or checking in on social media sites advertises your absence from home. Real-time updates can be tempting but wait until you return safely home before sharing your adventures.
- Always remove your meeting name badge when you leave the convention center.
- If you are walking between any destination and your hotel or the convention center, plan your travel route before you depart.
- Use caution when walking on sidewalks and crossing streets and be careful to cross only at designated crosswalks.
- Avoid visible use of cell phones while you are walking.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Make sure your belongings are secure.
- Walk with your colleagues.
- When transportation is needed, take or share a taxi.
- Check the local weather and pack the appropriate gear before you leave.
Visitors from other European Union member countries may enter Spain using either a passport or their national identity document. Visitors from other countries must have a valid passport and a visa if required. Current information is available via https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/spain-visa/.
Letters of Invitation/Partipation
You will receive a preliminary acceptance letter upon registration and receipt of your abstract. The following information is provided to make travel, especially international, as convenient as possible. Once you have completed the conference registration process you will find participant letters under your registration account, which you are free to print for your convenience. The conference management staff is willing to provide information whenever possible. However, please note the following:
- Invitation and participation letters cannot be issued to potential attendees until registration and full payment are made.
- Conference organizers are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates on behalf of a potential attendee. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are emailed directly to them.
- It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed in a timely manner before you start your journey. It is recommended that application for a visa be made at least 10 weeks prior to the proposed travel dates.
Travel by Air
The quickest and most convenient method to travel to the island of Mallorca. The Palma airport (Son Sant Joan Airport), situated 8 km east of Palma, is a large international airport (the third largest airport in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona). A number of airlines serve Palma with connections from Barcelona, Madrid, and a number of cities throughout Europe, http://www.aena.es/en/palma-mallorca-airport/airlines.html
Transportation from the airport is available via cab and municipal bus with fares to the center of Palma averaging 29€ (US$33.94) and €5 (US$5.85), respectively. A taxi may be booked online (http://www.mobipalma.mobi/mobilitat/transport/taxi/usuaris-taxi/ ) and pre-booked taxi drivers wait for their customers at the meeting point, http://www.booktaximallorca.com/images/stories/meeting-point-pmi.jpg, located in the middle of the arrival hall of the airport.
Travel by Sea
A number of cruise ships berth at Palma, and there are also a number of ferry services to other Balearic Islands and to the Iberian Peninsula:
Baleària (https://www.balearia.com/en/reservar) run ferries from Barcelona, Denia, Valencia, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera. Fares for example for a one-way ticket is from €57.00 (US $60.00) and, if travelling with a car, an extra €150.00 (US $159.00).
Trasmediterranea (https://www.directferries.com/trasmediterranea.htm run ferries from Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza and Menorca.
Private boats can also be chartered from the Iberian Peninsula or from other coasts to Palma.