Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
Transportation within the city
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address
Map
Can I park near the conference center?

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment


Travel information

VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Mexico.

Airport Information
Merida's Manual Conscencio Rejon International Airport, is located 7.5 km south of the city along Hwy 261 and offers services to all types of flights, private and commercial. There are daily flights between Mérida and México City, Houston, Miami, Belize City, Havana and a few other cities in México.

Cancun has more flights on regularly scheduled airlines, as well as charter airlines with tours to and from Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Cuba, Russia, and additional cities within Mexico. With the extra competition, it may be more economical to fly to Cancun and then drive or take the bus to Merida.

From Merida Airport to Merida
For transportation from Mérida airport to the hotel, you need to take the airport taxis, which cost between 200 and 300 mexican pesos, depending on where you are going.

From Cancun Airport to Merida
From Cancun airport take the ADO bus to the ADO Fiesta Americana station (Mérida term paseo 60), it is schedule in the afternoon and night hours; prices vary. Preferably, take the bus ADO platinum bus to the terminal Mérida term paseo 60; from this terminal to the Conquistador hotel are 8 min walking or 5 min by taxi.
By bus with ADO bus from Cancun airport to Merida: MEX 772 (approx. USD 40.00) travel time approx. 4h,
Booking Website: https://www.ado.com.mx/#/

Car Rental Cancun Airport
All major and local car rental agencies are represented at the Cancun Airport.

Flights from Cancun to Merida
http://www.mayair.com.mx/


Transportation within the city
In Merida Taxis are safe; you can also use Uber by app without any problem. Cabify does not work in the area.
City maps are provided free in the hotels. You can also check this links:
http://yucatantoday.com/mapa-de-la-ciudad-de-merida/


Tipping
Service is not included in all restaurants (though this may vary by location or for a larger group), so it is customary to tip 10 to 20 percent of the total bill.

Currency
The Mexican peso (sign: $; code: MXN) is the currency of Mexico.


Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. Check out the following pictures.
Type A: mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan. This socket only works with plug A.

Type B: like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. This socket also works with plug A.

Voltage: 127 V

VAT
Mexico has a range of VAT rates, including
Standard VAT rate: 16%
Zero Rated Supplies: foodstuffs; water; agricultural supplies; books and magazines.

Language
In Mexico, the official and widely spoken language is Spanish.

Telephone
The country code is 52

Conference Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: (vertical): width .. cm, height .. cm
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address
The meeting venue is El Conquistador Hotel**** – Merida, conveniently located on the elegant “Paseo de Montejo”. The hotel is surrounded by museums and places of interest, and from here you can enjoy the beautiful historic center of the city.

https://www.elconquistador.com.mx/en/index

Map


Can I park near the conference center?
Free private parking is available on site.


Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment

https://www.visitmexico.com/en/main-destinations/yucatan/merida