Q&A

The Baoquan region in Henan Province, with its famous national forest reserve, the red rock canyons of the Taihang mountain range and its majestic waterfalls, is a particularly appealing destination for visitors. A new aerial tramway creates a fast and comfortable connection to Baoquan’s striking hillside. Baoquan Ropeway is the biggest aerial tramway in China.

Questions and answers

Here we answer general questions about the congress, your stay and Vancouver

The congress starts with a welcome dinner and registration on Monday, June 17th, in the evening. Monday morning it is possible within the framework of the get together to make a city tour (limited number of participants, first come first served). Official programme from Tuesday 09.00 a.m. until Friday evening.

Yes, it is possible to participate only in the congress on TUE and WED. There is no reduction of the participation fee, though.

Please register here: register.oitaf2024.com/

Accommodation and breakfast must be booked separately and are not included in the participation fee. See link on the registration site.

Yes, the Hyatt Hotel is the central congress hotel for all speeches, lunch and dinner. It is also the starting point for all excursions.

The meeting point is always the Hyatt Hotel where our guides collect the groups.

The meeting point is always the Hyatt Hotel where our guides collect the groups.

A lot of sunshine, minor precipitation and pleasant temperatures around 22°C (71.6 F) invite you to discover the multicultural city.
For the excursions at approx. 2000 metres above sea level we recommend sturdy shoes, long pants, a jacket, cap and sunscreen.

Outside the congress hours you can book individual excursions on your own responsibility.

Official language of the congress is English, with simultaneous interpretation in German, Spanish and French. Some French speeches will be interpreted simultaneously in the other languages.

Experts from the areas of ropeway operators, industry, suppliers and authorities

See registration site of the congress. We have reserved a certain quota with special conditions in the Hyatt Hotel (= congress hotel). For further hotels please visit the official Vancouver tourism site.

The hotel conditions apply from Sunday, June 16th to Saturday, June 22nd.

Tipping is part of North American culture. Not giving a tip means a clear statement on your part that you were absolutely not satisfied with the service. Around 15% of the invoice total is usual. Rule of thumb: The smaller the sum, the more it tends towards 20% and the larger the invoice amount, the more likely 10-15% might be ok. And it’s not just about pubs and restaurants. Hairdressers, taxi drivers and guides also expect a tip. The tips for the hotelservice and the excursions are covered by OITAF.

Yes, partners can also take part in the excursions. Please select the option during the online registration.

The detailed agenda is constantly being updated, with the current status published on the congress homepage under program.

Select the option accompanying person on the online registration site. More accompanying persons please register individually via this function.
As a general rule, children may attend as guests, but at their own risk. There is no childcare available on site.

You can pay almost everything with your credit card, even small amounts like a drink at the gas station or parking fees. The most common credit cards are Mastercard and Visa. Cash is not absolutely necessary and can be retrieved from local ATMs.

As of October 23rd, 1 CAN dollar = approx. 0.70 Euro. For details see corresponding websites.

For current information about entry requirements please refer to the internet. In general, you (residents of Europe Union countries) may stay for up to 6 months in Canada without a visa. However, an electronic travel authorization (ETA) must be applied for online in advance before the trip. Further information on Canadian entry requirements can be found on the Canadian government website. We recommend to make you familiar with your requirements before booking the flight. Some regions, countries may need a dedicated invitation letter. For that please fill in your personal data into the form under www.canada.ca and send it to info@oitaf.org.

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