23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension - Vancouver, Canada . September 26-30, 2010
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Travelling to Vancouver, Canada for ISH 2010

Vancouver is welcoming to all - everything is within reach!



The Star Alliance members arlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for ISH 2010. To obtain Stair Alliance Conventions Plus discounts and for booking office information, please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus and:

1. Choose "For delegates"
2. Under "Delegates login" enter conventions code AC12S10.
3. Choose one of the participating airlines listed.
4. Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code AC12S10 when booking the ticket.

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to ISH 2010 can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class oftravel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue1,bmi, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and US Airways.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, exclusing website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on their own network.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance.

Star Alliance

Vancouver International Airport

The Vancouver International Airport has consistently been rated as a top North American airport providing easy access from all over the world. The Vancouver International Airport is approximately 11 miles (17.7 kms) from downtown (about a 25 minute drive). Transfer service is readily available by the Airporter bus, taxi, limousine or car rental companies. An efficient airport transfer service, the Airporter, transports delegates from the airport to all the downtown hotels at a cost of approximately $12.00 each way or $18.00 return. Taxi fares are roughly $27.00 and private limousine service is $34.00 one way plus gratuity. All of these services accept credit cards. (All fees are approximate and are 2008 prices).


Vancouver is easily accessible by car from other parts of Canada via the Trans-Canada Highway and from the United States via the I-5 Freeway which connects Vancouver with the entire West Coast of the United States. In fact, many American visitors make the easy drive to Vancouver just to spend the day (Vancouver is only a 3 hour drive from Seattle)!

Visit the Canada Border Services Agency for official border information. A handy website describing border crossing information is borderlineups.com.


Vancouver is served by two main railways – VIA Rail Canada, which provides passenger service to other Canadian cities, and Amtrak which accesses the US market. Located downtown, the Pacific Central Station is served by taxis and Translink, operator of local city buses, the Skytrain (a mono rail that makes convenient downtown stops, and the Seabus (linking Vancouver to North and West Vancouver).

Passports & Visas

International delegates require a valid passport while a tourist visa is necessary for delegates from certain countries. Where possible, it is advised that international delegates arrange connecting flights through Canada rather than the United States to avoid immigration delays. Delegates who wish to enter the United States from Canada should make proper arrangements before leaving their home country.

For those delegates requiring a visa, a letter of invitation will become available on the registration page of this website. The process of applying for a visa should be started as early as possible to allow time for administration. For more information, visit www.cic.gc.ca.

American delegates travelling by air are required to present a valid passport while those travelling by land or sea may be required to present a valid passport or other proof of US citizenship such as an original or certified birth certificate together with photo identification, as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. Refer to "Know Before You Go" for more information. Another useful resource is the US Consular Services website.

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