International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing


November 4-9, 2007 - Papeete, French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Hotels and Travel

Travel Information

There are a lot direct flights from Paris, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Auckland,Tokyo and Osaka. The major Airplanes companies are Corsair, Air France, Air Tahiti, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways and Hawaiian Airlines.

Conference Hotels information

Hotel Sofitel Maeva Beach
BP 60008
98702 FAA'A

Located about 3 miles (4 Km) away from the airport (10 minutes drive).

What is the time difference ?

Tahiti and her islands are 10 hours different from GMT. This is 12 hours on summer time or 11 hours wintertime difference from Paris, - 2 hours different from the United States Pacific Coast, - 6 hours from Santiago de Chile, - 19 hours from Tokyo and Sydney and 22 hours different from Auckland.


The local money is the Pacific Franc (CFP). Rate: 1 Euro = 119,33 CFP.

In Papeete airport, change office is open from Monday to Friday from 7:45 am to 3 :30 pm as well as one hour before all departures and all arrivals of international flights. A lot of ATM are also available at the airport. 


The temperature, which is always pleasant, is cooled by the trade winds of the Pacific that blow throughout the year. The average ambient temperature is 27º C, and the waters of the lagoons are a fairly constant 26º C.

What are the entry requirements ?

French nationals only require a National Identity Card for a stay in Polynesia. However, they are strongly advised to be in possession of a passport valid for six months longer than their return date, in case of any extended or unforeseen stopover in the United States.

The nationals of Monaco and Switzerland may visit without a visa for up to three months, as may nationals of the European Union as well as nationals of Andorra, the Vatican, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, St Martin and Australia.

Canadian nationals are entitled to one month without a visa.

Nationals of Argentina, Bermuda, Brunei, South Korea, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Equador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Salvador may also stay for up to one month without a visa.

Nationals from all other countries require a visa which may be obtained from the French Embassy or French Consulate in the country of residence. The visa must be endorsed: "Valid for French Polynesia", which applies also to aliens holding temporary visitor's permits (1 year in Metropolitan France). Aliens holding residence cards from metropolitan France are exempt from visa requirements.


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