Making Globalization work for the Least Developed Countries
July 9 – 10, 2007
Istanbul, Turkey
  
 
Travel Tips for Participants
 
DATES
 
The Conference will take place from 9 to 10 July 2007. On site visits and a city tour will be organised for participants on 11 July 2007. Participants are therefore advised to arrive on 8 July and depart on 12 July.
 
VENUE
 
The Conference will be held at the Conrad Hotel, in Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Address:
Barbaros Blv.
Yildiz Caddesi
34353 Besiktas,
Istanbul 80700 – Turkey
 
Tel: +90-212-227-3000
Guest Fax: +90-212-259-6667
 
The government of Turkey will provide all the necessary facilities for the Conference in accordance with the United Nations conference standards.
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION
 
Ataturk International Airport is 20 km from the city centre. There are direct flights to every European capital, and many to Asia, USA and the Middle East.

Turkish Airlines (THY) is the national carrier.

 
 
VISAS
 
Visas can be obtained in Consulates of the Republic of Turkey or in the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey also offers E-Consulate services at http://www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Query.aspx
 
 
WEATHER
 
Temperature in Istanbul in July is around 19-28 degrees Celsius.
 
 
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
Participants will be met at the Istanbul International Ataturk Airport by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and escorted to the hospitality desk for transportation to the Conrad Hotel.
 
Airport distance is 28 km to downtown, 4 – 4.5 km to sea shore.
 
Taxi
District
Price   (YTL.)
Price   (USD.)
Estimated Time (minutes)
 
 
 
 
Aksaray
19
15
20
Avcılar
17
13
15
Bakırköy
9,5
8
10
Beykoz
50
39
50
Bostancı
45
36
40
Etiler
27
21
30
Kadıköy
43
33
30
Kartal
58
45
45
Merter
11
9
15
Okmeydanı
13
10
25
Otogar
23
18
25
Sultanahmet
20
16
25
Sefaköy
8
7
10
Sirkeci
24
19
25
Taksim
25
20
30
Tarabya
40
31
40
Yeşilköy
7
6
5

The taximeter is opened with 1,5 – TRY , and it charges 1,00 – TRY per km. The taxi rates are 50% higher between 24:00 and 06:00 hours.
 
Metro
From Airport – Esenler Terminal (6.00 – 00.15)
Civil Ticket Fee                       1,30 - YTL
 
Car rental
Airport VIP Rent A Car              +90 212 465 45 50
Avias                                        +90 212 465 44 88
Avis                                          +90 212 663 06 46
Budget                                     +90 212 663 08 58
Hertz                                        +90 212 465 59 99
National Car                             +90 212 663 71 19
Sixt                                          +90 212 663 25 87
Ülger                                        +90 212 4653516-17-18
Alamo                          +90 212 465 46 10
 
 
 
 
Documents