Touristic Package: Gaviota Tours S.A Travel Agency
The CIARP 2008 Organization Committee is interested in the attendance of the largest number of specialists for the conference. In order to accomplish this, the Committee has received a special offer from the Havana International Convention Center, which is the most comprehensive service provider for the development and management of fairs, congresses, exhibitions and conferences.
The Havana International Convention Center group operates magnificent installations specially conceived for this purpose and integrated into a single excellent offer. Considered by many to be one of the finest facilities of its kind in all the Caribbean and Latin America, the Center works with state-of-the-art equipment, together with advanced audiovisual technology and simultaneous interpretation services, among a vast range of installations to provide impeccable attention for all client’s needs
Hotel Palco, an added value, has 178 comfortable rooms: junior suites, superior suites and an executive suite, and a service that well deserves the four stars of the hotel. It is connected to the Conference Center by a gallery where one can go shopping.
Hotel Palco's Restaurant is located at the first floor of the Havana International Conference Center. It is specialized in lunch services for congress people and in the holding of banquets, cocktails, dinners and receptions. El Bucan Restaurant has been essential in the attention and good treatment to event participants, being at the same time, a kind of party of the haute cuisine with Creole and international menus and with the presence of the typical Cuban recipes.
There are two major factors in making the decision of the conference venue change: The first is related with the prices offered by the Havana International Conference Center; these are lower than the former venue at Occidental Miramar with the same quality level (a room with breakfast and dinner for just 70 CUC per night). The second reason is the service quality, taking into account that the Center is dedicate to the activity. The Center provides a lot of services that will contribute to a better development of the conference, such as:
- Conference services and technical secretariat; conference room officers, distribution of documents, references, typing, word processing, and printing, accreditation and exhibit montage.
Food services at a main bar, five snacks bars, a self-service cafeteria and the El Bucan Restaurant.
Medical and dental services.
- Simultaneous and bilateral interpretation, recording, audio, domestic and international communications, public internet access service, rooms and offices, directional signs and decoration in the conference rooms.
- Slide projectors, overhead projectors, video projectors with screens, video projectors with monitors, computers, VCRs, TV sets, DVD players, portable simultaneous interpretation booths, wireless interpretation equipment, microphones, laser pointers.