Note: The week after the conference is Carnival and many flights and hotel rooms will be full—attendees are advised to book their travel and accommodations as early as possible.
IFCA has made arrangements for discounted rooms for conference and workshop attendees. The discounted rates are valid until the cutoff date of January 8, 2007, and attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve a room by this date. On the cutoff date any rooms in the block that have not been booked definitively will be be released for sale to other customers, and the group rates will no longer be available.
To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the "Financial Cryptography" or "FC07" or "IFCA" conference to get the special rates. Reservations by email are preferred (to reduce the chance of spelling errors), but you may want to follow up an initial email reservation by phone or fax rather than send your credit card information by email. Please do not assume that your reservation has been accepted until you receive a confirmation from the hotel!
Update: The Hilton has extended the cutoff date to 4pm AST on January 21, 2007. After then, check Expedia.com, which currently offers a rate at the Hilton that is close to the non-advance purchase conference rate. The block at Tobago Plantations has been released and there are no more rooms available there. For budget alternatives, check with Yes Tourism. Some attendees have found budget accommodation at Candles in the Wind.
All rates listed are inclusive tax and service charges and are for single or double occupancy.
- Hilton Tobago Resort
- rate: $222/night (superior), $249 (deluxe)
- advance purchase rate: $175/night (run of house)
- tel: +1 (868) 660-8500
- fax: +1 (868) 660-8503
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The superior and deluxe rooms at the Hilton differ in location/view but are otherwise the same. The advance purchase rate also includes broadband internet in the room (normally an extra $15/night). To get the advance purchase rate, the entire stay must be paid by the cutoff date and the payment is non-refundable, so for attendees who make use of this option travel insurance with cancellation coverage is recommended.
- rate: $150/night (condominium style)
- tel: +1 (868) 631-1054
- fax: +1 (868) 639-9801
- email: email@example.com
On the same grounds as the Hilton, the Tobago Plantations rooms are about a 15 minute walk away. This is not a hotel but a collection of individually owned units whose owners have placed them in a rental program. The rooms blocked for the conference resemble (nice) hotel rooms, and each small group of rooms shares a swimming pool, but many hotel services are not available. Reservations are made through the sales/rentals office, which is open only during business hours (M–F 8:00–16:30, GMT-4); email is preferred. Note that these rooms are not available for very short-term (one- or two-night) stays and are thus probably not suitable for persons attending only the workshop.