1 CE/83/Note Inf. 2 Madrid, May 2008 Original: English Eighty-third session Jeju, Republic of Korea, June 2008 INFORMATION NOTE Nº 2 1. PLACE AND DATES OF THE SESSION In accordance with decision CE/DEC/5(LXXXII), the Executive Council will hold its eighty-third session at Jeju, Republic of Korea, on 13 and 14 June 2008, at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Korea. The opening session will take place on Friday, 13 June at 9 a.m. at: Lotte Crystal Ballroom , Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea Tel.: (+82) Fax: (+82) Contact person: Ms. Jeong-won Kim Tel.: (+82) Fax: (+82)
2 CE/83/Note Inf ENTRY FORMALITIES Participants should take note of the conditions of entry at the territory of the Republic of Korea, which are as follows: A. For nationals of the countries listed below, no visa is required to enter the territory of the Republic of Korea: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (China), Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Morocco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yemen. B. For nationals of the countries not listed above, an entry visa is required to the territory of the Republic of Korea. 3. AIR TRANSPORT Korean airline Korean Air is offering a 30 per cent special discount on full-fare economy and business class tickets on its international flights. Tickets must be issued by Korean Air ticket offices. After making a reservation and in order to benefit these discounted rates, participants should contact Ms. Jeongwon Kim who will immediately contact the corresponding Korean Air ticket office, which will apply the discount at the time of purchase of the tickets. Ms. Jeong-won Kim Tel.: (+ 82 2) Fax: (+ 82 2) The validity period for these reduced-fare tickets is from 1 May to 30 June, 2008.
3 3 CE/83/Note Inf.2 4. ACCOMMODATION Special rates have been obtained for the following hotels. Participants in the meeting are requested to make their reservation through the organizers by returning not later than 26 May 2008, the attached Accommodation Application Form to: Ms. Jeong-won Kim ST-EP Foundation SEOUL Republic of Korea Tel.: (+82 2) Fax: (+82 2) To make their reservations and to benefit from those discounted rates, delegates are requested to indicate a credit card number. The rates are in Won (KRW) and US Dollar (USD); payment by credit card is also accepted. In case of no-show, the price of one night will be charged. A- List of hotels selected in Seoul Lotte ***** 1, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW (182.57USD) Club 220,000KRW (223.14USD) 180,000KRW (182.57USD) Club 220,000KRW (223.14USD) 18,000KRW/person (18.26USD) Junior Suite 280,000KRW (291.90USD) Koreana ***** 61-1ga, Taepyung-ro, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: Business 139,000KRW (140.98USD) Business 139,000KRW (140.98USD) 11,000KRW (11.16USD) 5 minutes by car from the Lotte Executive 179,000KRW ( USD) Executive 179,000KRW (181.55USD) President ***** 188-3, Euljiro 1-ga, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW (117.65USD) 116,000KRW (117.65USD) 2 minutes walk from the Lotte
4 CE/83/Note Inf.2 4 A- List of hotels selected in Seoul (cont.) Best Western New Seoul **** 29-1, Taepyoungro 1-ga, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: ,520KRW/person (14.73USD) 5 minutes by car from the Lotte Best Western Kukdo **** 310, Euljiro 4-ga, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW (111.57USD) 130,000KRW (131.85USD) 10% 15 minutes by car from the Lotte Metro *** , Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu Tel.: Fax: minutes walk from the Lotte Standard: 77,600KRW (78.71USD) 95,000KRW (96.35USD) Premium: 114,000 (115.63USD) x 10% Deluxe 95,000KRW (96.35USD) Premium: 114,000 (115.63USD) 10% 10% B- List of hotels selected in Jeju Double Lotte ***** , Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: Venue of the eighty-third session of the Executive Council The Suites ***** , Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: minutes walk from the Lotte Superior : 145,000KRW (147.07USD) Deluxe : 165,000KRW (167.35USD) Luxury : 200,000KRW (202.85USD) Superior : 145,000KRW (147.07USD) Deluxe : 165,000KRW (167.35USD) Luxury : 200,000KRW (202.85USD) Pacific Suite: 500,000KRW (507.13USD) Charge &
5 5 CE/83/Note Inf.2 B- List of hotels selected in Jeju (cont.) Seogwipo KAL ***** 486-3, Topyoung-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW/person (17.24USD) 20 minutes drive from the Lotte Jeju Hana **** , Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW (76.07USD) 75,000KRW (76.07USD) 3 minutes walk from the Lotte Seogwipo 161-1, Sangye-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: ,000KRW (25.36USD) 40,000KRW (40.57USD) 10% 10 minutes drive from the Lotte Traveler s 30, Hoisu-dong, Seogwipo Tel.: Fax: minutes drive from the Lotte 70,000KRW (71.00USD) x N.B.: The exchange rate by April USD for KRW and 1 Euro for 1, KRW 5. PRACTICAL INFORMATION Business hours: Banks are open from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Shops are open the whole week from 8.30 a.m. till late evening, while Department stores are open from a.m. to 8 p.m. The Fifth meeting of the ST-EP Foundation Board of Directors will take place on Thursday, 12 June at 9 a.m. at Keumkang of the Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO) headquarters at the following address: Korea National Tourism Organization 10, Ta-dong, Chung-gu , Seoul Republic of Korea