Thursday, 29 January 2015

Practical information before and during your stay in Monterrey

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Security

The hotel is located just next to the campus and there are security guards at the entrance to the campus. Security will be given the names of participants. Generally, this is a very safe area. The hotel is located within a shopping centre.

Weather

See

http://uk.weather.com/weather/today/Monterrey+NL+Mexico+MXNL0068:1:MX

http://smn.cna.gob.mx/

Please note that the weather might be fresh / cold with some rain.


City information & tourism

See

http://turismo.monterrey.gob.mx/

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/northeast-mexico/monterrey


Campus information

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
Ave. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur Col. Tecnológico C.P. 64849 | Monterrey, Nuevo León, México | Tel. +52 (81) 8358-2000

http://www.itesm.mx/wps/wcm/connect/Campus/MTY/Monterrey/Acerca+del+campus/Visitanos/Como+llegar/

http://www.itesm.mx/wps/wcm/connect/Campus/MTY/Monterrey/Acerca+del+campus/Visitanos/Mapa+del+campus/

http://tourvirtual.mty.itesm.mx/

Hotel

Hotel Fiesta Inn Tecnológico
Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2411, Col. Roma, 64700 Monterrey, NL
Tel. 81 1877 0200

http://www.fiestainn.com/es/mx-monterrey/hotel-monterrey-tecnologico

Important: Accommodation is paid in advance by the workshop. We will not pay extra charges such as phone calls, alcohol, other meals, and accompanying persons. Please ask Sandra Gudiño about the fees for accompanying persons.


Voltage and frequency

• Power plug adapter needed: Yes
• Power sockets: type A / B
• Voltage: 127 V
• Frequency: 60 Hz
• At 127V, Mexico has a lower voltage than the UK (230 V). The frequency of 60Hz differs also from the UK(50 Hz). You can not use your electrical appliances without a power converter. Laptops, tablets, cameras, smartphones, electric toothbrushes, etc, usually can be used in Mexico, as in most other countries of the world.
• Look for the following statement on the charger: 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz'.


Power plugs and sockets

In Mexico the power sockets used are of type A / B. For power sockets of type A / B you need a power plug adapter.

Airport Information 

There are two help and information desks at the airport: one is located in National Arrivals and the other in International Arrivals.
Website:   http://www.oma.aero/es/aeropuertos/monterrey/
Transfer between terminals:
Free minibus shuttles operate between the three terminals from 0500-0000.
Taxi: Several taxi companies provide services to/from the airport, you may buy the ticket there just leaving the claim luggage place (journey time: 30 minutes; fares around 20 sterling pounds [300 pesos]). Rates are based on a zone system, and also depend the kind of vehicle and number of passengers.

Important: We will refund the fare from airport to hotel Fiesta Inn. In order to get the refund, you have to give us the official receipt you get after buying it at the airport terminal. At the end of the workshop we will also refund taxis from hotel Fiesta Inn to the airport. In order to do this you will need to send us a scanned copy of your receipt or a digital official receipt by mail to Sandra Gudiño.


City transportation

Taxis are the best way to get around Monterrey. They are reasonably cheap and are usually never more than 5-8 sterling pounds to get around the city (100 – 150 pesos). If you don’t speak Spanish try and write down the address where you are going because the driver probably wont speak English. Most places (Hotels & Restaurants) will call a taxi for you if you ask.This is the safest way to get them.

Please do not take taxis directly on the street.

Taxis companies and telephones:

http://www.oma.aero/es/aeropuertos/monterrey/pasajeros/servicios/taxis.htm

Uber is also available in Monterrey. See

https://www.uber.com/es/cities/monterrey

Important: We will refund the fare of up to 120 pesos per participant or group of participants (please share taxis), for the taxis used on Wednesday 11 and Friday 13, providing the official receipt provided by taxi driver or Uber receipt.


Dinners on Wednesday 11 and Friday 13


Important: We will refund the cost of these dinners with an amount of up to 200 pesos per person. Alcohol will not be reimbursed. You will need to provide an official receipt (printed or digital).


Other meals before 9th February and after 13th February within your itinerary


Important: We will refund the cost of these meals with an amount of up to 200 pesos per person per day. Alcohol will not be reimbursed. You will need to provide an official receipt (printed or digital).

VERY IMPORTANT:


In Mexico, you will need to provide the following details to ask for an official receipt (digital or printed):

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Calle del Puente # 222
Col. Ejidos de Huipulco
14380 Tlalpan, México D. F., México
RFC: ITE430714KI0 

(please note that in the previous line, the first letter after RFC: is “i”, the last number is zero, and the letter before the zero is “i” – apologies for these details part of the Mexican fiscal bureaucracy – without the correct details, we cannot reimburse receipts)