Getting to Salvador
SIGIR'2005 will take place at
the Hotel Pestana Bahia, in Salvador. Salvador is located on the coast of
Brazil, south latitude 13º00' and length west 38º30', average annual
temperature of 26º C.
There are straight flights from Lisbon (daily) and Paris, Milan and
Rome via Madrid (3 times a week) to Salvador. There are also multiple
flights each day from Brazil's two gateway ports, Rio de Janeiro and São
International airport to Pestana Bahia Hotel (conference venue)
Pestana Bahia Hotel stays 20 km from Luís Eduardo Magalhães
International Airport. Its address is:
Pestana Bahia Hotel
Street: Fonte do Boi, 216
Rio Vermelho - Salvador - Bahia - Brazil
Take a taxi from the airport.
You can look for a taxi desk named "Coometas" inside the airport
and buy the ticket which should not be more than US$25.00. You can
pay in cash or credit card.
A valid passport is required to travel to Brazil. We
recommend applying for one as soon as possible if you do not
already have one, as they often take a while to process.
A tourist visa is required for most travelers to Brazil,
including U.S. and Canadian citizens. For a list of countries
whose citizens do not need a visa,
Visa Application Requirements
For a list of requirements for applying for a Brazilian
tourist visa, visit the Embassy of Brazil in Washington web site
or contact your local Brazilian Consulate office.
Official Travel Agency