Bienvenida
www.gematours.com

To register, hotel and airline reservations, contact:
GEMA TOURS

www.gematours.com

Register:
Sugey Pájaro: sugeypajaro@gematours.com
Tel: PBX: +57(5) 660 2499 / 660 1625
Fax: +57(5) 660 2501 / 660 1624
Airline and hotel reservations:
Ivonne Carleo: ivonnecarleo@gematours.com
Tel: PBX: +57(5) 660 2499 / 660 1625
Fax: +57(5) 660 2501 / 660 1624
 
In Bogotá:
Alexander Reales
Calle 67 No. 6-60 Of. 404
PBX: +57(1) 346 5025 / 345 8053
Fax: +57(1) 212 6146
In Medellín:
Clara Inés Assad
Centro Comercial MOLL
Cra.43ª No.23-25 local 128
Tel: +57(4)-3812701
Hotel Information Hotel Information

Hotel Las Américas Global Resort y Centro de Convenciones *****
http://www.hotellasamericas.com.co/

Single/double room $429.400 (colombian pesos)
Junior suite $555.900
Special price for attendees to the Global Alumni Forum. Breakfast included. Taxes and insurances not included. Price per room per night.

Estimated exchange rate: $2.200 colombian pesos per dolar

Hotel Capilla del Mar ****
http://www.capilladelmar.com/

Superior Single/double room $313.000 (colombian pesos)
Special price for attendees to the Global Alumni Forum. Breakfast included. Taxes and insurances not included. Price per room per night.

Hotel Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara *****
http://www.sofitel.com/es/hotel-1871-sofitel-cartagena-santa-clara/index.shtml

Classic or superior single room $645.000 (colombian pesos)
Classic or superior double room $690.000 (colombian pesos)
Special price for attendees to the Global Alumni Forum. Breakfast included. Taxes and insurances not included. Price per room per night.

Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa *****
http://hotelcharlestonsa-px.trvlclick.com/

Superior single or double room $680.400 (colombian pesos)
Special price for attendees to the Global Alumni Forum. Breakfast included. Taxes and insurances not included. Price per room per night.
Flight information Flight information

 

The oficial airline for the Global Alumni Forum 2009 is Avianca.

http://www.avianca.com

Avianca offers the following discounts to participants:

National Itineraries:

Price family Reservation class Discount
Econo W,B,X 10%
Flexi S,L,V 12%
Superflexi H,Q,M,Y 15%
Ejecutiva C,J 20%

Discounts may be changed without previous warning.

On local itineraries with three pricing levels or less the discount will be applied as follows: Econo: 10%, Flexi y Superflexi: 12%
 

Discounts for internacional participants, apply for all itineraries except for prices for short stays (below one month) and prices coded as: Pr(promocionales), Net (internet), Pf (privadas).

These discounts apply for itineraries where Avianca is the direct operator (does not apply for shared code flights or itineraries with shared with other airlines).

International Itineraries:

Business Class Discount
Class J 15%
Class C (promocionales) 5%
Economic Class  
Maximum stay between 3 and 12 months 10%
Maximum stay between 1 and 2 months 5%

Discounts may be changed without previous warning

Participants may buy their tickets through Avianca´s e-ticket service, Avianca´s local call center 018000 953434, direct selling points or travel agencies. To receive the discount the traveler must show the event registration and Avianca´s Electronic Congress Pass, that can be obtained through the website http://www.avianca.com/

 

  • Enter http://www.avianca.com/
  • Select “programa corporativo”
  • On the menú, select the option “Congresos y Convenciones”
  • Click on “Inscripción congresos y eventos”
  • Download the events and congress list
  • Print Avianca´s Electronic Congress Pass

 

Other companies as Iberia, Air France, Continental Airlines, Copa, Taca, Lan Chile, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Varig, Mexicana de Aviación y Aerolineas Argentinas, have frequent flights to Colombia, generally to Bogotá.

Flights from Bogotá to Cartagena de Indias:

Avianca
Aerorepública
Aires

Directos international flights to Cartagena de Indias:

Spirit Airlines
(direct from Fort Lauderdale con conexiones desde Boston, Los Angeles, La Guardia, San Antonio and Washington DC)

Copa Airlines
(from Panamá, with connecting flights to Santiago de Chile, México, Houston, Newark, Caracas, Los Angeles, JFK, Miami)
Avianca (from Miami)
Aires (from Panamá)
Aerorepública (from Panamá)

Touristic tours for the weekend  

 

In Cartagena
1. Tour of religious jewels
Departure from the hotel on air conditioned buses.  Visit to the most important churches of the old city, within the city wall. First, church Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, located in San Diego sector, and on the way to the Cathedral, visit to Santo Domingo´s church, located in a charming old plaza; The tour ends with the visit to the Inquisition Palace and San Pedro Claver´s Church.
Includes water and. wipes.
Minimum 15 people P$ 80.000 ($36) per person
From 16 to 20 people P$72.000 per person
2. Historic Tour
Departure on air conditioned buses from Hotel Santa Clara. Bilingual guide during the whole tour. Visit to the old and modern city. The tour begins by the residential quarters located nearby the city bay. The Monastery of La Popa and Virgen de la Candelaria Chapel are the next stop. Visit to the San Felipe de Barajas´Castle , the most important military construction of the new world. The tour continues with the old city, crossing the city wall towards Plaza de la Merced, and the Cathedral.
Includes water and wipes.
 Minimum 10 people P$82.000 ($27) per person
From 11 to 15 people P$66.000 ($30) per person
From 16 to 20 people P$59.000 ($27) per person
3. Shopping tour
Visit to the main handcraft stores in the old city, as well as shops from the most recognized Colombian designers as Hernán Zajar, Silvia Tcherassi, Ketty Tinoco, Beatriz Camacho and the most important shop of Precolombino jewelery: Galería Cano.
Includes water and wipes.
Minimum 10 people P$ 20.000 ($9) per person
From 16 to 20 people P$ 18.000 ($8) per person
 
In the Islands
1. Majagua Island - San Pedro de Majagua Hotel

Options
Cost Colombian Pesos
Cost USD
Option 1
$135.000
$75
Option 2
$145.000
$81
Option 3
$155.000
$86
Children 3-8 years
$66.000
$37

 

INCLUDES:
Transportation Cartagena - Islas del Rosario - Cartagena
Hora de Departure: 8:00 a.m. – return 4:00 p.m.
Welcome beverage (fruit punch)
Fish ceviche or shrimp cocktail served in the beach
2 beaches
Taxes and commissions
Lunch
Option 1: Red Snapper
Option 2: Fish filet and half lobster (mixed platter)
Option 3: shellfish festival
Served with coconut rice, and plantains.
Dessert and cold beverage included.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Other beverages
Dock taxes and tax from the Ministry of Environment.
Transportation Dock – hotel - dock 
2. Isla del Sol – Rosario Islands
Schedule: every day at 8:30 a.m.
Departure from : Los Pegasos Dock
Costo per person P$105.000 - USD48
For exclusive service, mínimum 40 people.
Description: From the dock, through Cartagena´s Bay, ride by the main spanish fortressess: San Fernando, San José de Bocachica and San Angel. Then, directly to the islands, where visitors can spend the day in the white sand beaches.
Welcome with fresh fruit.
Visit to the natural acuarium located in San Martín de Pajarales´island (optional).
Tipical lunch: fried fish, coconut rice, plantains and salad.
INCLUDES:
Transportation to the islands
Lunch
Visit to the natural acuarium located in San Martín de Pajarales´island (optional).
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Transportation Hotel - dock- hotel
Dock taxes and tax from the Ministry of Environment.
Entrance to the acuarium
 
Special discounts in Cartagena  

 

1. Hard Rock Café
20 % discount on food and non alcoholic beverages on the 18, 19 and 20 of june, or a national beer and a souvenir for purchases over P$80.000 ($36). Must show the G.A.F. Registration I.D.
Carrera 7 No. 32 - 10. Plaza de la Aduana
Old City
Cartagena de Indias
2. La Perla Restaurante
Complimentary cocktail for G.A.F participants. Must show the G.A.F. Registration I.D.
Reservation recommended.
Calle de Ayos 4 - 42.
Old City
Tel. 6642157
Cartagena de Indias

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