PacINET 2013 – Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Sept 9-13

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The annual PICISOC Conference, PacINET 2013, is scheduled to be held at the Fa’onelua convention centre, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.  Our host will be the Tonga Ministry of Information

This year’s event celebrates the emergence of high speed Internet connectivity at the Kingdom of Tonga.

Our theme is “Gateway of Opportunity” and the programme is being coordinated to showcase as much as possible about what is happening in our region to cater for access opportunities for internet users in the Pacific. If there are any interested speakers, please let us know at email.

Accommodation Options:

All participants are required to book directly with the hotels.

Note: Daily commuting from these hotels to the venue is the responsibility of the participant.

1. Vila MacKenzie:
Internet: wireless internet available in the rooms. Room Rate: 189pa’anga+15% tax (Inclusive of breakfast and wireless internet). Transport: shuttle is available for pick and drop at the airport at 40pa’anga/one way. Reservation Contact: villamac@kalianet.to (Judie).

2. Emerald Hotel
Internet: Free wireless internet available in the rooms. Room Rate: from 250pa’anga (Inclusive of breakfast, wireless internet and tax). Transport: shuttle is available for pick and drop at the airport at 40pa’anga/one way. Reservation Contact: emeraldhoteltonga@gmail.com (Ofa Moala).

3. Loumaile Lodge
Internet: wireless internet available in the rooms (Rate: 10 pa’anga/day). Room Rate: 287.50pa’anga (Inclusive of breakfast and tax). Transport: shuttle is available for pick and drop at the airport at 40pa’anga/one way. Reservation Contact: loumaile.lodge@gmail.com (Jay Tuisua).

4. Little Italy
Internet: wireless internet available in the rooms. Room Rate: 230 pa’anga (Inclusive of breakfast, wireless internet and tax). Transport: shuttle is available for pick and drop at the airport at 30pa’anga/one way. Reservation Contact: info@littleitalytonga.com (Nia Fangufang).

Airlines and Access to Tonga
Find below airline cost of return airfares to Nuku’alofa, Tonga as follows:

NOTE: The following are for guideline purposes and participants must enquire and confirm
with airlines.

AIR NEW-ZEALAND
• From Australia to Tonga: Daily flights to and from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Tonga.

• From New Zealand to Tonga: Five flights per week to Tonga.
• From USA to Tonga: Daily flights from Los Angeles to Auckland connecting to Tonga five times a
week.

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA
• From Australia to Tonga: Two flights per week from Sydney to Tonga (Tuesday & Thursday).
• From New Zealand to Tonga: Two flights per week from Auckland to Tonga (Tuesday &
Thursday).
• Check out Code Share flights now available with Air New Zealand via Auckland.

FIJI AIRWAYS (formerly Air Pacific)
• From Australia to Tonga: Two flights per week from both Brisbane and Sydney to Nadi with
connecting flights to Tonga (Tuesday & Thursday).
• From Fiji to Tonga: Three flights per week to Tonga (Monday, Tuesday & Friday).
Transfers from Airport to Hotels – Please arrange your own.
Arrival and Departure Forms will be posted to pre-registered attendees who by way of their arrival and departure flights will have confirmed their participations.

VISA
All delegates are advice to have a valid passport for at least 3 months from the date of arrival. Please check with your travel agents for the appropriate visa documentation and other necessary document to enter Tonga.

Departure tax
It should be included in the airline ticket price.

Telecommunications
Tonga Telephone Country Code: 676
To dial outside Tonga:
• from mobile phone, dial + before overseas country code
• from fixed line, dial 00 before overseas country code
SIM Card: SIM cards are available from local shops for delegates. Top up is available at the TCC phone shops.

Internet Services
Internet by WIFI access will be provided at the conference and training site. For hotels, see hotel information above.

Banks:
ANZ Bank

Westpac Bank
Note: International bank cards are accepted in Tonga both at the ANZ and Westpac ATM Machines.

Medical and Health
All delegates are required to ensure they organise all necessary cover for medical and health
emergency circumstances.

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