The Conference will be held at:
Olhão, Portugal
Phone: +351 289 598 000
Fax:+351 289 598 002

Real Marina Hotel & Spa is a resort idyllically located overlooking the Ria Formosa, a protected nature reserve. Contemporary and traditional, the hotel comprises 132 double-rooms, all tastefully furnished and fitted with every modern convenience. Facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The hotel has a state-of-the-art business centre and a vast range of meeting rooms all with natural light and astonishing views over the Ria Formosa.

REAL MARINA HOTEL & SPA is located near to the Faro Airport that held several airline companies:

The Algarve is the most popular and cosmopolitan region of Portugal, with a wealth of natural and man-made attractions, from superb beaches and dramatic scenery to some of the best golf courses and marinas in Europe. The sophisticated, contemporary Algarve perfectly complements the older, more traditional feel of this historic region, and alongside modern luxury tourism and first-class conference facilities, the Algarve still retains much of its distinctive charm, in towns and villages, along the length of its coastline, and inland towards the mountains. The easy access from a variety of international airports, a wide range of meeting facilities, excellent value for money and the genuinely friendly attitude of the Portuguese, are some of the attractions of the Algarve both for leisure or business.

General information
Local transport
There is no train connection with Faro Airport. From the city of Faro, you can take the train and travel along the rest of the coast, but this service is often slow.

Car and bus
Faro Airport, is easily accessible; the exit from the coastal road EN125 is clearly indicated. From the airport, there is only one way that leads to the EN125. Most tourist places are accessible within one hour. It takes approximately 20 minutes to Almancil, 30 minutes to Vilamoura, 45 minutes to Albufeira and one hour to Portimão. The bus goes from the airport to the center of Faro. From the bus station, a fast bus (Serviço Transrápido) goes to various tourist places along the coast, the bus leaves, on average, every half hour from the airport in the high season, 07:10-20:40 (weekends and holidays 08:00-19:30). From June until October, there is also a shuttle bus service (Aerobus) to the center of Faro.

Car rental - Faro Airport
There is a large range of car rental companies: Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Rentauto, Sixt and Auto Jardim, the counters can be found in the Arrivals Hall. The prices for renting a car in the Algarve are lower than in North Europe, especially if you choose a local company. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Average rates from Faro Int'l airport to the venue: € 18,00
The trip takes between 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Airport Parking
Parking lot P1 is by the Departures Hall and P3 is by the Arrivals Hall, these are both intended for short-term parking. Long-term parking can be found at P2 and is behind P1 and P3. The rates are different, at P1 the first 30 minutes are €0.80, at P3 it is €1.30 for the first hour. Long-term parking has a minimum cost of €51.50 for one week.

Shops and restaurants
The airport has a reasonable number of bars, coffee shops and stores. The tax-free division has the customary offering of cigarettes, drinks and luxury foods. However, some items such as liquor and wines can be found cheaper in the local supermarkets. From April to October, there is a cafe/restaurant with a terrace, here you have a good view of airplanes arriving and departing, the restaurant can be accessed by the stairs or the elevator in the Arrivals Hall.

Faro Airport
8001-701 Faro Portugal
Telephone: +351(0)289 800 800 | +351(0)289 800 800
Fax: +351(0)289 818 802
Airport Codes IATA airport code: FAO
ICAO airport code: LPFR