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Accommodations and Travel

Venue

The SPE Artificial Lift Conference – Latin America and Caribbean will be held at:

Fiesta Bahia Hotel
Av. Antônio Carlos Magalhães, 741
Itaigara
Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
Tel.: +55-71-3352-0000
Email: recepcao@fiestahotel.com.br

Housing and Transportation

SPE has appointed Tatur Turismo as the official Destination Management Company in Brazil for the Artificial Lift Conference.

Visa and Passport Requirements

Attendees are responsible for determining their specific entry requirements into Brazil. If you have not already done so, we urge you to begin the process immediately to ensure enough time prior to the workshop.

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Brazil. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.

We strongly suggest that our international attendees obtain a business visa to make your entry into Brazil easier.

Generate an official SPE electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Brazil. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

US attendees can visit http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/ (Houston office) for complete entry requirements. International attendees can contact their local Brazilian Consulate.

Travel Safety Tips

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip:

  • Lock up your valuables. Hotels provide safety deposit boxes in their rooms. It’s recommended that jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents be stored in the hotel safe.
  • Remember your adapters. Salvador has 110 or 120 Volt 60 cycles alternate current (AC).
  • Try not to use mobile telephones in the street and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep cameras and video recorders out of plain sight. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry, carrying any valuables, or large amounts of cash.
  • Use credit cards where possible. Your wallet should contain your ID, credit cards, and a minimum amount of cash.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs that are inside banks and commercial centers.
  • Notify hotel management as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen room key card.
  • Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure you make your destination smoothly. If you get lost, call a taxi to take you to your destination. Your hotel can recommend a reputable taxi company.
  • Keep an eye on your luggage.
  • Change currency in Exchange shops or at the hotel’s front desk. Currency in Brazil is the Real (BRL).
  • Pack casual spring and summer clothes. Because of warm temperatures ranging from 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, they are appropriate for almost every region and occasion.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater because some buildings and restaurants can be a little cool with the air conditioner.
  • Tip extra if you want to. Restaurants, taxis and hotel tips are 10–15%. Most restaurants include a 10% tip on their bill.