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The Fourth International Conference on Networking and Services

ICNS 2008

March 16-21, 2008 - Gosier, Guadeloupe

Hotels and Travel


Note for those registered with the Shuttle Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport option:

Upon your arrival at the airport, please go the Georges Marie-Gabrielle Voyagesdesk located at the exit number 3 and collect your reservation ticket.


The closese airport is Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP). The approximate driving time to the conference site is 20 minutes for a distance of about 12Km (7 miles).


The French Consulate General delivers visas allowing the holders to travel to the DOM/TOM: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island, Guyana, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, St. Pierre and Miquelon or Mayotte. The visa obtained IS NOT a Schengen visa and is subject to a different procedure to obtain.

When you request your visa, you have to specify that you need a visa for Guadeloupe.

Conference Hotels information

Place: Gosier
Conference Hotel: Creole Beach
12Km from the airport; 7Km from Pointe-a-Pitre

Internet and sessions

Free IEEE 802.11b wireless Internet access will be provided during all the conference.

What is the time difference?

Local time on Guadeloupe is GMT - 4 all over the year. That is: a time difference of 5 hours in winter and 6 hours in summer with central Europe. Time difference with the US East coast: 1 hour during winter time (no time difference in summer).


The currency is the Euro. Most banks and bank machines accept most international credit cards.


The temperature is pleasant all over the year, the air temperature between 23°C (in winter) and 32°C (in summer), the water temperature is between 25°C and 28°C, average humidity: 77%. Two "seasons": dry season between February and June, with some showers especially in the mountains; raining season from July to January, occasional hurricanes in September/October. Trade winds make the climate pleasant all over the year.

What are the entry requirements?

No restrictions for French citizens with an ID-card or a valid passport. Tourists from EU, USA, Canada, Switzerland and Norway need a valid passport to stay up to 3 months.


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