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Practical Information


Information for Participants for the
ADEA Biennial Meeting

Conference Time and Place
The ADEA 2003 Biennial Meeting will be held in Mauritius from December 3 to 6, 2003.
The proceedings will take place at the Grand Baie International Conference Center.
Address: Route Royale, Grand Baie, Mauritius.
Phone: (230) 263 66 24 - Fax: (230) 263 53 01 - e-mail: iccentre@intnet.mu

Hotel Arrangements
Participants will be lodged in 4 hotels:

    • Le Mauricia Hotel
      Route Royale, Grand Baie, Mauritius
      Phone: (230) 209 1501 - Fax: (230) 263 78 88 - e-mail: sales.ma@bchot.com
      Price agreed per day - bed and breakfast: 1900 Rupees (about $68 US)


    • Le Canonnier Hotel
      Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius
      Phone: (230) 209 7000 - Fax: (230) 263 67 47 - e-mail: res.ca@bchot.com
      Price agreed per day - bed and breakfast: 1900 Rupees (about $68 US)


    • Merville Beach Hotel
      Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius
      Phone: (230) 263 8621 - Fax: (230) 263 8146 - e-mail: mbhotel@intnet.mu
      Price agreed per day - bed and breakfast: 1550 Rupees (about $55 US)


    • Le Véranda Hotel
      Route Royale, Grand Baie, Mauritius
      Phone: (230) 209 8000 - Fax: (230) 263 73 69 - e-mail: veranda@intnet.mu
      Price per day  - bed and breakfast: 2500 Rupees (about $89 US)
The Ministers and the representatives of agencies on the ADEA Steering Committee will be lodged in the Mauricia and the Véranda. Reservations will be made by the ADEA Secretariat, and you will be informed shortly of the hotel in which you will be staying.

The Mauricia and the Véranda are located near the conference center, which means that participants staying there will be able to walk to activities. The Canonnier and the Merville Beach Hotel are located 10 and 5 minutes, respectively, from the conference center by car. There will be arrangements for transportation between these hotels and the conference center.

Air transportation/reservations
As December is a peak tourist season, we recommend that you make your flight reservations now and immediately send your flight details to the ADEA Secretariat:
    • date and time of arrival, airline and flight number
    • date and time of departure, airline and flight number

Reception, arrival and departure
Depending upon your date of arrival and departure, hostesses will be at the airport to meet you and guide you to vehicles that will take you to your hotel. Arrangements are also planned to transport participants to the airport.

We recommend that you complete the formalities to obtain your entry visa for Mauritius soon. If it is not possible to obtain the visa in your country, the Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs will do what is needed to ensure that you are able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport.

If it is necessary for your visa to be issued upon your arrival in Mauritius, please inform us by post of:
    • your passport details: last name, first name, nationality, passport number, date and place of issue, expiration date
    • your flight details: date and time of arrival, country where the flight originates, airline company and flight number
Currency exchange
The local currency is the Mauritius rupee (MUR). Current exchange rates are as follows:
€1 = 33.09 MUR
$1 US = 28.30 MUR

The hotels can be paid using cash, a credit card or traveller's cheques. Please note that traveller's cheques will be exchanged at the rate applied by the hotel, which will not necessarily be the same as that used by banks.

You will find enclosed a provisional agenda for the meeting.

Documents will be sent to participants at a later stage.

Exhibition space
There will be an exhibition space in the conference center where countries and development agencies can display their publications and other items related to the theme of the quality of education.

The temperature in December should be between 25° and 30°C (77°-86°F), so we recommend that you wear light clothing. Please do not forget to be prepared for rain, as there are frequent rain showers at this time of year.

 Internet Connections
A cybercafé will be set up in Le Mauricia for participants.
Le Cannonier and Le Veranda will also have a computer with an Internet connection that you can use by purchasing internet cards at the hotel reception.
The Merville Beach Hotel has two computers with Internet connexions. The rooms also have a socket you can use to connect your laptop modem.

Press room
A press room with computers and an internet link will be set up in the conference center for journalists invited to the Biennale.
For additional information concerning arrangements for your travel or stay, please contact:

Joris Van Bommel
Program Coordinator
7- 9 rue Eugène Delacroix
75116 Paris - France
Phone:  + 33 (0)1 45 03 77 79
Fax: + 33 (0)1 45 03 39 65
E-mail: j.vanbommel@iiep.unesco.org
For all questions about documentation or press arrangements, please contact:
Thanh-Hoa Desruelles
Communications Officer
7- 9 rue Eugène Delacroix
75116 Paris - France
Phone:  + 33 (0)1 45 03 77 69
Fax: + 33 (0)1 45 03 39 65
E-mail: th.desruelles@iiep.unesco.org

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