Travel information for the  past 2018 conference
The time of the conference is perhaps the best time of the year to visit Portugal. The tourist season has not started. Temperatures are pleasant but still moderate, nature is green and flowering. The conference hotel (Albacora Hotel) is located at the coast, inside a nature reserve, ideal for birdwatching. Tavira is a beautiful old harbour town, with many historic buildings and restaurants. We hope many of you can arrive a few days earlier or can stay after the conference to enjoy the scenic coastline, beautiful villages, and the many historic sites of the Algarve.

The conference April 16-19, 2018 is Monday to Thursday. We will have welcome reception on Sunday evening April 15 and a Barbecue on Thursday night, April 19. Arriving a bit earlier  and staying after the conference until the weekend can be very pleasant. If you plan to stay in the hotel  the week after the conference please book early.

Getting there & away

Faro International Airport is located close to Tavira. Faro Airport is served by a large number of airlines (including many low cost carriers). Direct flights connect Faro to destinations all over Europe. Sevilla Airport in Spain, just on the other side of the border, is an alternative from where you can reach Tavira by bus or by rented car. Travel distances and approximate times by car from Sevilla Airport: ~170 km; 1h 45 min; by car from Faro Airport: ~45 km, 45 min; by car from Lisbon Airport: ~300 km; 3h. For bus travel to Tavira from Faro Airport or from Sevilla Airport you first need to take a local bus to the central bus station. From there coaches connect to Tavira (Faro – Tavira, Sevilla – Tavira). Those that arrive from outside Europe can change planes in Lisbon. An alternative to flying from Lisbon to Faro (or/and if you plan to visit Lisbon) is the modern high speed train that connects Lisbon and Faro. From Faro train station a scenic local train ride along the coast connects to Tavira (Train Schedules). IAFSB will organize transfer before the  conference from Faro airport to the conference hotel and another to go back at the end of the conference. The exact times of this shuttles will be announced close to the beginning of the conference.

Please contact us if you have further questions at:

The registration of the conference comes together with a very affordable price for accommodation in the venue  hotel. Rooms can be reserved together with the  registration for the conference.

You are already registered but you have not jet made a hotel reservation, reserve the hotel room here
Hotel Reservation

For direct contact to the  hotel please send a mail to
Tel: + 351 217 907 644
Fax: + 351 217 907 640

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