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CLICK HERE FOR A SUMMARY WRITE UP OF THE MID YEAR CONFERENCE!

Welcome!

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association and TLPA President Robert McBride invite you to the 2011 Mid-Year International Leadership Conference July 27-29, in Rome, Italy! The Mid-Year International Leadership Conference is a dynamic forum that will bring together industry experts and world leaders to discuss current and emerging issues affecting our industry. Highlights include four general session topics designed to compare and contrast how transportation companies operate around the world and Radiotaxi 3570, the largest taxicab organization in Rome with approximately 3,500 taxicabs will sponsor the Host Operator Tour. For more details refer to the tentative conference agenda.

Why Rome?

With a mythic history that spans more than two thousand years, offers as many historical and cultural attractions as any place on the planet. As the capital of Italy, it's also a dynamic modern hub blending old and new. Of course, it's not possible to soak up everything in one trip. Like an old oak tree, Rome has many layers: Ancient Rome, Medieval Rome, Christian Rome and Renaissance Rome to name only a few. It's best to concentrate on those areas you most want to see.

At some point, however, everyone must visit the famous Colosseum, the ruins at the Roman Forum, the daunting Raphael's tomb at the Pantheon, the massive St. Peter's Basilica, and the little jewel that is the Galleria Borghese. A word to the wise: bring comfortable walking shoes. Rome is more sprawling than people realize.

Source: http://www.10best.com/destinations/italy/rome/travel-guide/

Registration & Social Events

To register for the Mid-Year Conference, click here or download the registration form. Note the hotel reservations form is attached to the registration form and you must complete it to reserve a hotel room.

Radiotaxi 3570, the largest taxicab organization in Rome with approximately 3,500 taxicabs will sponsor the Host Operator Tour. A city tour combined with the host operator tour is in the works, more details to come and a sign-up will be available on the registration form!

Hotel Accommodations

Intercontinental DeLaVille Rome
Via Sistina, 67/69
00187 Rome, Italy
06 67331
Front Desk: +39-06-67331 • Fax: +39-06-6784213
URL: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/rome

A 17TH-CENTURY LANDMARK IN HISTORIC ROME There is no better place to begin your Eternal City experience than InterContinental De La Ville Roma. The location at the top of the Spanish Steps is the ideal base for shopping, sightseeing and attending cultural events. Within a short radius are Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, Via Condotti, Piazza di Spagna and the Borghese Gallery and Museum. The InterContinental De La Ville guest rooms will provide televisions with satellite channels, in-room safes, phones, bathrooms with hair dryers, mini-bars and air conditioning.

Reservations Procedure:

The TLPA special group rate at the Intercontinental DeLaVille Rome is NO LONGER available, and prevailing hotel rates now apply. To reserve a room, please complete the Hotel Reservations Form and fax or email it to the hotel as outlined on the form. The hotel will confirm the rate with your confirmation.

Check-In Time is 02:00 PM and Check-Out Time is 12:00 PM.

Languages Spoken by Staff:

Arabic, German, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Russian

Parking:

Controlled Access Gates to Parking
Parking Area Equipped with Lights

Currency & Currency Converter:

The currency used in Rome is the EURO (€).
For your convenience we've provided you with a currency converter.

Traveling to Rome

The two closest and major airports to the InterContinental De La Ville are: The CIA-Ciampino and the FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci.

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS:
Source: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1146.html#country

Italy is a party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen Fact Sheet.

For all other purposes, you need a visa, which you must get from an Italian Embassy or Consulate before entering Italy. For further information concerning visas and entry requirements for Italy, you may visit the Embassy of Italy website at http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington or visit the offices located on 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, or via telephone at (202) 612-4400; or Italian Consulates General in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, or San Francisco, accessible through the.

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS:
Source: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/report_rapport-eng.asp?id=136000

It is the sole prerogative of each country or region to determine who is allowed to enter. All countries or regions have special requirements for persons intending to reside for extended periods (usually more than 90 days) or who plan to work, study, or engage in non-tourist activities. To obtain information on specific entry requirements, contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) to be visited. Violations of entry and exit requirements may result in serious penalties.

The following information on entry and exit requirements has been obtained from the Italian authorities. However, these requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveler's responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Italian Republic, for up-to-date information.

A Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Italy. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of the expected departure from Italy.

  • Tourist Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days)
  • Business Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days)
  • Work Visa: Required
  • Student Visa: Required

Canadians staying in Italy for more than 90 days may be asked to provide the reasons for and duration of their stay, as well as provide proof of sufficient funds, accommodation, and/or a return ticket. Travelers should have more than one source of funds (i.e., cash, traveler's cheques, credit card, client card with a four or five-digit PIN).

Schengen Area

In the Schengen Area, Canadian travelers do not need visas for short-term visits (up to 90 days within a six-month period). The 90 days are cumulative and apply to travel within all countries of the Schengen Area. Some countries require you to register with local authorities within three working days of your arrival. It is important to get your passport stamped when entering the Schengen Area. The absence of an entry stamp from the initial Schengen port of entry could create difficulties during subsequent encounters with local police or other authorities throughout the Schengen Area.

If Canadians overstay the permitted 90 days in the Schengen Area, they may be fined or deported. To visit for longer than 90 days, Canadians must obtain a long-stay national visa.

A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship is not a travel document. A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international travel. Canadian citizens returning to Canada who present other documents, such as a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, birth certificate, provincial driver's license, or foreign passport, instead of a Canadian passport, may face delays or be denied boarding by transport companies.

Selling, altering, or allowing another person to use your passport is a criminal offence. It could lead to the laying of charges and imprisonment if convicted. It could also lead to the denial of future passport services.

Special and diplomatic passport holders should verify all visa requirements for this and other destinations, as they may differ from those that apply to regular passport holders.

Other Travel Information:

For Residents of Ireland: You can apply for a 10-year passport at the Passport Office, Setanta Centre, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (tel. 01/671-1633; www.dfa.ie). Those under age 18 and over 65 must apply for a 3-year passport. You can also apply at 1A South Mall, Cork (tel. 021/494-4700) or at most main post offices.

For Residents of Australia: You can pick up an application from your local post office or any branch of Passports Australia, but you must schedule an interview at the passport office to present your application materials. Call the Australian Passport Information Service at tel. 131-232, or visit the government website at www.passports.gov.au.

For Residents of New Zealand: You can pick up a passport application at any New Zealand Passports Office or download it from their website. Contact the Passports Office at tel. 0800/225-050 in New Zealand or 04/474-8100, or log on to www.passports.govt.nz.

Climate in Rome

The weather in Rome during July and August is hot and many Romans traditionally leave the city in August. However, spring and autumn are without doubt the best times to visit, with generally sunny skies and mild temperatures (although late autumn, November, can be rainy). Unfortunately, these times are also the peak tourist season, when the tour buses pour in with tourists.

Source: http://www.tours-italy.com/rome/tourist_information.htm

What to do while in Rome?

For a list of attractions and things to do in Rome, visit the links provided below:





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