Logistics

Accessibility

Accessibility has been considered in all aspects of event planning. The venue and recommended hotels and ground transportation services considers accessibility-related criteria.

Information for participants

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About Jamaica

Jamaica has an area of 4, 411 square miles of 11,424 square kilometers. The island is 146 miles (235km) long with widths varying between 22 miles (35km). She is the third largest of the Caribbean islands and the largest of the English speaking islands.

Jamaica is a very mountainous country. Almost half of the island is above 1,000 feet (305m). Blue mountain Peak, the highest point, is 7,402 feet (2,256m) above sea level. The annual average rainfall is 78 inches (198cm). Because of the effects of the mountains, rainfall is fairly evenly distributed. Some hilly areas get nearly 300 inches (762cm) a year while parts of the western plains get as little as 30 inches (762 cms).

Jamaica has about 120 rivers, most of which flow to coast from the central mountain ranges. Those on the north side tend to be shorter and swifter than those on the south side. Jamaica is blessed with several mineral springs, four of which are developed with facilities for bathing and/or accommodation. Once is attached to the Grand Lido San Souci Hotel and three are Public; Bath in St. Thomas, Milk River in Clarendon and Rockfort in St. Andrew.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the capital of St. James.

Montego Bay is popular for its duty-free shopping, cruise line terminal and a series of white-sand beaches, Montego Bay is Jamaica's premiere tourist destination. It also happens to be the second largest city in Jamaica after Kingston, the capital. Below is an overview of the city.

  1. Montego Bay is located in the Parish of St. James, which was named by Sir Thomas Modyford in 1655 on behalf of the Duke of York.
  2. Earlier maps of Montego Bay show it as being called "Bahia de Manteca" or "Lard Bay".
  3. The Christmas Rebellion of 1831-32, led by Sam Sharpe took place in Montego Bay. Today, he is one of Jamaica's National Heroes.
  4. Montego Bay was accorded a City Status in on May 1, 1981.
  5. The major attractions in Montego Bay includes; The White Witch Rose Hall Great House and Doctor's Cave Beach. In close proximity to Montego Bay are world renowned attractions such as Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove and Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios and Chukka – Good Hope, Falmouth, Cockpit Country Adventure Tours in Trelawny. Through a raft of modernization measures, Montego Bay is preparing to be the next major destination in the hospitality industry. Montego Bay is serene, idyllic, picturesque, scenic, romantic…and all those phrases people use to describe a good holiday destination.

Taken from the VisitJamaica site:

 

Accommodation  

The hotels listed below offer specially discounted rates for the participants. Payment by credit card and bank transfer is acceptable. It is highly recommended that participants reserve accommodation as early as possible as the special room rates have been obtained for delegates. The following is the list of official hotels which have been selected by the host government. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from these hotels to the Conference venues. In order to make bookings, please follow the links provided for the respective hotels below:

  1. Iberostar http://www.iberostarrosehall.com/
  2. Hilton Rosehall https://www.resortsbyhilton.com/rose-hall
  3. S Hotel Jamaica https://www.shoteljamaica.com/
  4. Holiday Inn Resort http://caribbeanhi.com/
  5. Sea Garden Hotel https://seagardenjamaica.com/
  6. Jewel Grande https://www.jewelgrande.com/
  7. Hyatt Ziva & Zilara https://www.resortsbyhyatt.com/ziva-rose-hall
  8. Sandals https://www.sandals.com/jamaica/