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ARRIVALS/
DEPARTURES:
 

Airport Code: AUA (Queen Beatrix International)

Airlines and Flights to Aruba »

Entry Requirements (pdf document) this includes a list of countries requiring visas.

Customs: US arrivals and departures have different procedures from non-US arrivals and departures. US arrivals are typically allowed to walk through Customs without being stopped. Non-US arrivals should be prepared to spend extra time at Customs for screening of their luggage. There are 2 separate Departure check-in areas for US and non-US departures.

If travelling through Curaçao, allocate as many as 30 minutes for security screening as a transit passenger.

Travelling from Airport to Holiday Inn:
Distance: 6.00 Miles/9.66 KMs SW (20 minutes)

   
AIRPORT/HOTEL SHUTTLE
 

The Conference organisers have selected De Palm Tours to provide a shuttle service from the airport to the Holiday Inn Resort and return.  The cost per person is USD16.56 round trip PLUS a payment processing fee of USD1.44 - a total of USD18.00 per person aged 3 years or above.

Persons using this service will be met at the Queen Beatrix airport by a representative bearing a De Palm Tours sign. A coupon for the return trip will be issued on boarding the bus. 

How to Book:

Complete and submit the booking form on or before July 30.

Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellations. Payment for this service must be made in advance. Reservations will be cancelled for payments not received by the July 30 deadline.

Alternatively, you may book directly on the De Palm Tours website and get instant confirmation and your transportation voucher by email.  (Special of US$15 round trip currently on). Note that persons using this direct service will not be met but would take the cross-walk to the bus on their own after exiting the terminal.

     
CURRENCY:
 

The Florin is Aruba's currency, denoted by Awg. or Afl. The US$ is widely accepted.  The exchange rate is approx. Awg. 1.75 to US$1. 

Other currencies may be exchanged at the bank.  Visit the Centrale Bank Van Aruba website for the daily exchange rate for your currency. Traveller's Cheques and Major credit cards widely are accepted. 

Bank hours: Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.  At the Airport, the bank is open 7 days a week (Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. and Sat & Sun 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.)

     
     
TIME ZONE:
  GMT/UTC - 04:00 hour (No DST).
     
     
MOBILE DEVICES:
 

Rental: Several companies offer cell phone rental services. Visit SETAR to see rates and reserve your cell phone online.  Other companies include Fast Phones Aruba, Aruba Cellular, Aruba Discount Cell, Chapeau Aruba NV.

SIM Cards: SIM cards may be purchased at Setar and Digicel locations at around US $20 (this requires a SIM-unlocked 900/1900 MHz compatible international cell phone). Micro-SIM cards are also available. Pre-paid cards are available at the airport arrivals hall, supermarkets, gas stations, bars and restaurants, as well as SETAR and Digicel teleshops.

Digicel Caribbean Roaming Package works in Aruba without difficulty. Persons using LIME Roaming might encounter problems.

Data Packages: 4G Wireless Broadband Prepaid plans for your tablet, laptop or mobile phone are available with island wide coverage. You may purchase a SIM card, 4G dongle or Micro SIM at one of the teleshops.

Wifi: A wifi pre-paid card or credit card would allow you to access Wifi Aruba hotspots across the island. Pre-paid cards are sold at Hotspot locations or the SETAR teleshop.

     
   
EATING OUT:
 

Some places to eat in the Palm Beach area:
Aqua Grill (Seafood)
Amazonia Churrascaria
(Brazilian)
Bingo Cafe and Restaurant (Dutch bar)
Bugaloe Beach Bar and Grill (includes themed nights with entertainment)
Casa Tua Pizzeria (Pizza)
Cuba's Cookin' (Cuban, includes nightly entertainment)
Giannis Aruba (Italian)
Hostaria da Vittorio (Italian)
McDonald's Palm Beach (Fast food);
Momba Beach Bar and Restaurant
;
Papiamento Restaurant (Aruban);
Smokie Joe's Island Grill
;
The Queen's Traditional Kitchen (Aruban)

At restaurants, close the menu when you ready to order.

     
     
GETTING AROUND:
 

Public Transportation:
The Arubus is an inexpensive way to travel between the hotel and Oranjestad.
   Bus line: L10, L10A & L10B
   Round-trip fare between hotel and downtown: US$2.30
   One way fare between hotel and downtown: US$1.25

Taxis:
Holiday Inn to downtown - US$11 approx.
More taxi fares and rates »

Car Rentals:
Request a quote from a list of Car Rental agencies
»

Note - Driving is on the right side.

     
     
SHOPPING:
 

The following Malls are located nearby:

Palm Beach Plaza
Opening hours: Mon to Sat,10am-10pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm

Paseo Herencia
Opening hours: Mon to Sat,10am-10pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm

 

 

 


SUBMISSION OF ONE-PAGE HANDOUT BY PRESENTERS
30 JULY 2014

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS
8 AUGUST 2014


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SUBMISSION OF BIO (APPROX 50 WORDS) BY PRESENTERS
15 JULY 2014

CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE BY PRESENTERS
4 JULY 2014

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
OF ABSTRACTS

15 APRIL 2014

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS  (NOW CLOSED)
15 FEBRUARY 2014

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPENS
15 DECEMBER 2013




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Society for Caribbean Linguistics:
Dr Keren Cumberbatch
Tel: + 876-927-1641
E-mail: secretary@scl-online.net

Local Organising Committee:
Drs Joyce Perreira
Fundacion Lanta Papiamento
Ponton 44C, Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel.: 00-297-5831498
Cell.: 00-297-5674699
E-mail: joycepereira@setarnet.aw

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