TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Conference Package registration

Target Conferences
PO Box 29041
Tel Aviv 61290, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5175150
Fax: +972 3 5175155
Email: katzir@targetconf.com


Target Conferences is the official travel agent and organizer of the Conference. In addition to the Conference Registration Package, a choice of optional mid-day tours during breaks will be offered, as well as pre- and post-tours.

Package costs (November 6-10, 2005): September 1, 2005
Before
After
Participant
US$ 500
US$ 550
Students/Post Doc Fellows*
US$ 400
US$ 450

Accompanying person (non-participant)

US$ 375
US$ 425
Supplement for single occupancy
US$ 210
US$ 210
*Graduate Students and Post Doc Fellows are requested to provide an official authorization of their status.

Fee for participant includes: registration, 4 overnights including 2 meals, entrance to all sessions, coffee at breaks, program and abstract book. at the Eilat Princess Hotel, (commencing with dinner on November 6 and ending with breakfast on November 10), coffee at breaks, and social events.

Fee for accompanying person includes: 4 overnights with meals at the Eilat Princess Hotel, (commencing with dinner on November 6 and ending with breakfast on November 10), coffee at breaks, and social events.

Participants in single rooms staying for less than the full period (or in the case that both participants in a double-room leave) (November 6-10) will receive a Reduction.

As the hotel is at a premium prior to the Conference, pre-Conference accommodation will not be available at the Eilat Princess Hotel. Participants wanting to take additional accommodation prior to the event can reserve hotels in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Please contact Target Conferences for any additional reservations you may wish to make.

If you would like to stay on at the Eilat Princess Hotel following the event,Target Conferences is holding a small block of rooms for the nights November 10-12, 2005, at the rate of US$158 for a single room per night, and US$186 for a double. Rate includes dinner, bed, breakfast and taxes.


Cancellation Policy

Our refund policy is based upon receiving notification as follows:
Advised in writing prior to October 6, 2005: Full refund less US$ 50 handling fee
Advised in writing prior to November 1, 2005: 30% refund
Advised in writing from November 1, 2005: 50% refund.


Visas
For participants from most countries a visa for Israel is not required. Please contact your travel agent to check whether you require a visa.

How to Book
In order to benefit from the special rate, kindly click here for the Registration and Accommodation Form.

Please download and complete the form and fax or email to the Secretariat as per the instructions on the form.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM.


Payment

Payment for the Conference Package must be submitted in full together with the Registration Form. Target Conferences accepts cheques, major credit cards and direct bank transfers*. Local participants must pay in Shekels at the exchange rate on day of payment.

Payment for optional tours must be paid following confirmation of reservation/s according to requests, prior to November 1, 2005. Payments not met prior to the Conference will be subject to a 3% surchage.

*Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and conference name (Katzir) are clearly stated on the bank transfer.

Bank charges are the responsibility of the payee and should be paid at source in addition to the registration package fees.


Air Travel

Please reserve your international flights with your local travel agent. Participants should reserve their domestic flights to Eilat (or to & from Eilat, if they have not booked any pre- or post-workshop option), either with Target Conferences (upon request), or with their local travel agent.

Taxis are available from the Eilat airport to the Princess hotel at approx. NIS 35 (US$ 7-8).



OPTIONAL PRE AND POST-CONFERENCE TOURS

PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR A
Two Days Sightseeing Jerusalem and the Dead Sea (ending in Eilat)

Friday, 04 November, 2005
Arrival to Israel and overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Saturday, 05 November, 2005
Full day sightseeing of Jerusalem.

Start the tour with the Old City of Jerusalem to include Mount Zion, a walk in the Jewish Quarter, stop at the Wailing Wall, continuing along the Via Dolorosa, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue through the colorful market to exit through the Jaffa Gate. Drive to the Haas Promenade for a spectacular view over Jerusalem, before driving through the New City for a short orientation tour and time permitting Ein Kerem.

Overnight at the Dan Panorama, Jerusalem.

Sunday, 06 November, 2005
Full day sightseeing of Massada and the Dead Sea.

Depart Jerusalem for the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore, the lowest point on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Ascend the mountain fortress by cable car and walk among the ruins of this incredible historical episode. Descend by cable car and then drive to the beach to experience the amazing feeling of bathing without sinking in the waters of the Dead Sea. Drive south through the Negev desert to Eilat situated on the Red Sea.

Overnight at the Princess Hotel, Eilat

Rate per person in double room: US$ 285
Rate in single room: US$ 395

Rate includes:
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Two overnights at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem (or similar) including breakfast
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Travel by air-conditioned coach with the services of a government licensed tour guide
-
Entrance fees to sites, as per itinerary.

Not including:
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Lunches en route
- Tips to guide and driver
Transfer from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem


PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR B
One Day Sightseeing Dead Sea (ending in Eilat)

Saturday, 05 November, 2005
Arrival to Israel and overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday, 06 November, 2005
Full day sightseeing of Massada and the Dead Sea as above

Rate per person in double room: US$ 190
Rate in single room: US$ 245

Rate includes:
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One overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem including breakfast
-
Travel by air-conditioned coach with the services of a government licensed tour guide
- Entrance fees to sites, as per itinerary

Not including:
-
Lunch en route
-
Tips to guide and driver
-
Transfer from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem

The tours are based on a minimum participation of 15 participants.


POST CONFERENCE TOUR C Tour to Petra (Jordan)
November 10-11, 2005
One Day Sightseeing One additional overnight in Eilat, flight to Tel Aviv

Optional additional overnight in Tel Aviv

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Transfer to the Arava border crossing and enter Jordan.
Drive to Petra, continue on foot into the narrow canyon leading to the famous Red Rock. Tour the Treasury (Khazneh), the Roman Theater and the caves in the rocks among dozens of imposing monuments.

Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes on this tour.

Return to Eilat via Aqaba (time permitting) view Eilat from the other side. Continue to the border for crossing to Eilat. Return to Princess Hotel for overnight

Friday, November 11, 2005
Take a taxi to the airport for domestic flight to Tel Aviv
Flight to Tel Aviv.

Rate per person in double room: US$ 385
Rate per person in single room: US$ 450
Rates are valid for a minimum of 15 participants.

Rates include:
- Transfers to/from Arava border crossing
- Tour of Petra including entrance fee to site
- Lunch in Petra excluding drinks
- One additional night accommodation including dinner and breakfast at the Princess Hotel, Eilat
- Domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv

Rates do not include:
- Tips to guides, drivers and horse handlers (in Petra)
- Border fees for crossing in/out of Jordan and out/in Israel (approximately US$35 per person) to be paid on spot
- Taxi transfers to/from domestic airports


Optional additional night in Tel-Aviv on a bed and breakfast basis, November 11, 2005
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

US$65 per person in double, and US$120 for single


IMPORTANT NOTES
Visa to Jordan is currently free of charge. However we need full passport details 1 week in advance in order to issue the visas, and your passport must be valid at least until May 30, 2006

Nationalities requiring an entry visa to Israel must have a multiple entry visa in order to cross back to Israel.


POST-CONFERENCE TOUR D Tour to Sinai (Egypt)
November 10-11, 2005
One Day Sightseeing One additional overnight in Eilat, flight to Tel Aviv
and optional additional overnight in Tel Aviv

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Transfer to the Taba border crossing and enter Egypt.

Drive down through the Sinai Peninsular and up to St. Catherines Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Visit the Greek Orthodox monastery with its collection of icons. After lunch drive into the desert to visit the tribal cemetery of the Nawamis, the Rock of Inscriptions dating back 2,000 years and view the oasis of Ein Hudra.

Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes on this tour.

Return to Eilat via Taba border crossing and to the Princess Hotel for overnight

Friday, November 11, 2005
Take a taxi to the airport for domestic flight to Tel Aviv

Rate per person in double room: US$ 420
Rate per person in single room: US$ 485
Rates are valid for a minimum of 4 participants.

Rates include:
- Transfers to/from Taba border crossing
- Tour of St. Catherines Monastery including entrance fee to site
- Buffet lunch at a hotel in St.Catherines village excluding drinks
- One additional night accommodation including dinner and breakfast at the Princess Hotel, Eilat
- Domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv

Rates do not include:
- Tips to guides and drivers
-Border fees for crossing in/out of Egypt and out/in Israel (approximately US$28 per person) to be paid on spot
-Taxi transfers to/from domestic airports


Optional additional night in Tel-Aviv on a bed and breakfast basis, November 11, 2005
US$65 per person in double, and US$120 for single


IMPORTANT NOTES
Visa to Egypt amount of time required to arrange visa and cost depends on nationality. Information to be given at time of booking. Passports must be valid at least until May 30, 2006

Nationalities requiring an entry visa to Israel must have a multiple entry visa in order to cross back to Israel.