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Since its inauguration in 1997, the Conference Centre of the Canary Islands has become a place of economic, social and cultural promotion and exchange. Its spacious and multipurpose rooms have contributed to a great extent to it.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the most cosmopolitan city of the Canary Islands and is also known for having the most active economy and cultural life of the Canaries. The beachfront Conference Centre is placed in the city centre, beside Las Canteras beach. Its location, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, is composed by the merging of urban and marine components.
The Conference Centre of the Canary Islands of Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is managed by a non-profit private Foundation and is the only centre on the Canaries which holds both the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard certification and the “Q” for Tourist Quality.
These awards are a distinction of quality, professionalism and a continual improvement process of services and facilities. This success is the result of the work of professional, qualified and highly motivated personnel with wide experience in project management which they apply to any kind of events.
All services offered meet the said quality requirements and guarantee the success of important national and international events: hostesses, translators, set-up of stands, specialised technicians, warehouse assistants, security guards, catering, flower decoration, etc.
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
Avda. Principe de Asturias s/n, 35010
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Tel.: +34 928 49 17 70
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5. SAN BORONDÓN B
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers a large range of hotels, apartments and vacational houses. The Event Venue is located in Las Canteras beach, where there are plenty of all type of accommodations
Soon will be available a booking center with the hotels recommendations.
Gran Canaria island is connected with direct flights with a large number of European citys.
Even though the Conference takes place during the low season in Gran Canaria, we recommend you to book your flight as soon as possible in order to get the better fairs.
How to arrive to Gran Canaria?
From Iberian Peninsula/Spain
The airlines Iberia, Vueling and Air Europa operate regular flights to Gran Canaria from the main Spanish cities. Flights last two hours on average.
The inter-island airlines Binter Canarias and Canaryfly offer frequent daily flights between Gran Canaria and the other islands of the archipelago.
From Europe or another continent
The Canary Islands have direct or connecting international flights with the main airlines on a daily or weekly basis. They have one of the best air connectivity networks in Europe with more than 140 European destinations in direct connection..
In case you are interested in finding out about other airlines operating with the islands, we recommend that you visit the official website of AENA
From the Iberian Peninsula/Spain
An economical and effective way to get from the Iberian Peninsula to the Canary Islands is by ferry. The national companies are Trasmediterránea, which departs from the port of Cádiz (Spain) and Naviera Armas, which departs from the port of Huelva (Spain).
From another Canary Island
The main inter-island shipping companies offering daily connections are: Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen
From the Gran Canaria airport to Alfredo Kraus Auditorium:
The airport of Gran Canaria is located 18 km from the capital Las Palmas. In this way, you can access to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria using several kind of transports:
Bus the best way
Bus line 60 takes you to the capital, Las Palmas. The schedule is from 5:15 am to 10:15 pm, which is the last departure. From 6:00 to 8:00 h the buses run every half hour. Price 2,95 €.
Taxi the fastest way
The official cab stand is located on the second floor of the airport. It is the most comfortable means of transportation from the airport and the average time to Las Palmas is 20 minutes. Cab fares in Las Palmas are the cheapest in Spain. The official cabs are easily identifiable. They are white with a red stripe and the coat of arms of the city of Las Palmas.
The price of the transfer from the airport to Las Palmas -the capital- is from 25€.
Car hire the freest way
The offices of the car rental agencies are located in the arrivals hall.
For more information please visit the GRAN CANARIA AIRPORT website.
Move whitin Gran Canaria:
Global offers an efficient service with good coverage throughout the island. To check timetables visit the website or download their app.
The Municipal Service -better known as guaguas– covers mainly Las Palmas, while Global provides transportation to the whole island. Guaguas also circulate throughout the territory but transport to somewhat remote destinations can be infrequent.
The ticket can be purchased from the bus driver. To travel within the city of Las Palmas, you can buy for 8,50 € the bono card (yellow color) at San Telmo station, for 10 trips.
Cabs are plentiful, reasonably priced and easily hailed on the street. Trips starting or ending at ports or airports usually incur a small surcharge.
There are cab ranks in all tourist centers, in major cities and even in small towns there is usually a local cab driver. Socomtaxi has vehicles equipped for disabled persons.
RENT A CAR
Car rental is very popular in Gran Canaria with more than 20 companies operating such as Avis and Hertz
Local companies include Cicar and Autos Moreno. Offices are located in the main ports, airports and bus stations.
There are only four stretches of highway on the island and all are toll-free. Speed limits are 120 km/h on highways and 50 km/h in urban areas. The alcohol limit is 0.05%, the equivalent of a small beer.
To rent a car you must be 21 years old, have a driver’s license, an identity card or passport, and a credit card. Most of the cars are less than two years old.
BICYCLES AND FOOT
The mild temperatures that prevail throughout the year allow the use of bicycles, scooters or even a walk on foot.
Cycling is becoming increasingly popular and many companies in the capital and in the south offer bicycle rentals. Cycling routes are signposted and maps can be downloaded from the website of Cabildo.
The best way to get around Las Palmas is on foot. From the old town of Vegueta to the beach the distance is long and you can go by bus.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS:
Internationals who travel to Spain must meet the entry conditions established in the Schengen Borders Code.
Visit the Spanish website to check the travel requirements.
You may need to ask for an invitation letter at the contact email: email@example.com
For more information about visa requirements, please consult your country´s Department of Foreign Affairs.
Stay alert about COVID-19 requirements for travelers.
NECESSARY AND RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTATION:
Citizens of any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid National Identity Card or passport.
Citizens of other countries must carry a valid passport or travel document proving their identity, which is considered valid for this purpose by virtue of international agreements signed by Spain and not be subject to express prohibitions.
The document must be valid until three months after the planned date of departure from the Member States and must have been issued within ten years prior to the date of entry.
It is recommended to carry a driver’s license if you intend to rent a car or have a vehicle.
For European citizens it is recommended to carry the European Health Card. If you come from Spain, we recommend the health card of the Autonomous Community, to expedite the processing of any possible medical assistance.
Spain has mutual agreements with other member countries of the European Union and its citizens receive urgent medical care within the Spanish Social Security system as long as they can present the European health card. Dental interventions are not covered and prescriptions will be paid on the spot, so it is advisable to keep your receipts.
Los visitantes no procedentes de la Unión Europea deberán comprobar si España tiene acuerdos con su país de origen.
Visitors from outside the European Union should check whether Spain has agreements with their country of origin.
CUSTOM OFFICE (ADUANA):
The Canary Islands are subject to different regulations from the rest of the European Union. You are allowed to take out a maximum of 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 2 liters of wine, one liter of any high alcoholic beverage, 250 ml of perfume and gifts to the value of 162€.
There are no vaccine requirements in Spain and, apart from the sun, there are few serious risks to your health. Always use a high sun protection factor and apply it regularly, especially after every bath.
Tap water is safe to drink, but many people buy bottled water.
In case of minor ailments, go to any pharmacy where they will advise you and provide you with the appropriate medication. The usual opening hours are from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
In case of emergency, go to the emergency department of one of the major hospitals in Las Palmas (Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín or Hospital Universitario insular de Gran Canaria).
In case of emergency dial 112 and an operator will connect you to the relevant service.
SECURITY & SAFETY:
It is recommended that all visitors have travel insurance for loss or theft, accidents, illness, delays or cancellations.
It is recommended to watch luggage, bags and purses in crowded markets and beaches, and to avoid marginal areas.
You can report any theft to the National Police and request a procedure number to be processed in insurance matters.
CASH AND CARDS:
The official currency in the Canary Islands is the Euro. As in most of the country, credit cards can be used for most transactions. In the less visited places, small stores and bars it is usual that only cash payment is accepted.
The most common card is Visa, followed by Mastercard and American Express.
Except in the smallest towns, there are ATMs all over the island for cash withdrawals.
PHONE AND INTERNET:
There are still hotels in the Canary Islands that charge for the use of wifi in their rooms, but it is usually free at the hotel reception.
However, there are many cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as different points in the city of Las Palmas where you can find free wifi.
The Canary Islands have official time GMT+0
In the Canary Islands the common voltage is 230 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are type C / E / L.
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