Mondial & Cititravel Congresos
Rosselló, 303, ático 1
08037 Barcelona – Spain
Ph.: +34 932 212 955 – Fax.: + 34 934 592 059
Attendance Certificate: All participants will receive an attendance certificate which will be included in the symposium documents.
Badges: You will receive a personalized badge when collecting your registration documents. During the Symposium this badge must be clearly visible at all times and grants access to the venue, scientific sessions and catering areas.
Official Symposium language: The official language of the Symposium is English.
The official language of Spain is Spanish whereas in Catalonia there are two official languages, Spanish and Catalan, which is the language of Catalonia. Most people living in Catalonia speak both languages. English is not usually spoken in Catalonia but some people (specially young people) speak it. As usual, in hotels, restaurants and some shopping malls English is welcome.
Banks and Exchange Facilities:
Banks in Spain are open from 8.30am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, and closed in the evenings. Cash-point machines accepting major international credit cards and charge cards are available at most banks. It is possible to change foreign currency into Euros in the main city hotels and some exchange offices are located in the city centre.
Barcelona has Mediterranean climate with mild, sunny winters, warm summers and relatively low rainfall. The average temperature in July ranges from 24º C to 28º C. Most of the days are sunny and perfect for strolling along the promenades, sitting on a terrace of a restaurant, going to the beach or walking along the shore.
Credit Cards and Currency:
All major international credit cards are accepted. The Spanish currency is the Euro.
A 2-pin round adapter is necessary for electrical appliances. The electric current used is 220 volts/50hz.
Delegates are advised to arrange health and accident insurance prior to travelling to Barcelona. The Conference Organizers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, for the entire Conference.
There is a variable value added tax (VAT) between 8% to 18% and it is applied to most items and services. But most prices you will see it included. When it is not included, this should be clearly indicated.
Service is generally included in restaurant bills. Tips, however, are given to show appreciation of a good meal or special service.
Visitors from other European Union member countries may enter Spain using either a passport or a national identity document. Visitors from other countries must have a valid passport and a visa if required. Inquiries regarding visas can be directed to Spanish diplomatic representatives abroad. On request, the Conference Secretariat will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential participants with raising their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Symposium to provide financial support. Participants requesting an invitation letter must pay the conference fee through bank transfer. No credit card payment will be accepted in this case.
Weight and measures:
Spain uses the metric system for weight and measures.
Pickpockets: In certain areas of Barcelona there are pickpockets. When walking the streets (especially on street performances) take charge of your belongings and remember to close the bags and purses.