MoDELS / UML 2005



Travel information

Flying into Jamaica



General info




Doctoral symposium

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Clearing Immigration in Jamaica

You will need the hotel address when you clear immigration. The address of the conference venue is:
Half Moon Resort
Montego Bay
West Indies

Flying into Jamaica and Montego Bay

A number of airlines serve Montego Bay (MBJ). There are direct flights from several cities in the US, Canada (e.g., Toronto), and Europe (e.g., London and Frankfurt). For a list of airlines and cities with connections to Montego Bay, please click here.

Conference attendees may want to take a direct international flight into Montego Bay. The other option is to fly into Kingston and then take a domestic flight from there instead of driving to Montego Bay.

Special fares on Air Jamaica

Air Jamaica is offering special fares for MoDELS conference attendees. Valid travel dates are from September 25 till October 09, 2005. Fares from US gateways to MBJ are shown in the table below. Add applicable government taxes to fares. Currently the taxes/security fees are USD 104.00 and are subject to change.

US Gateways to MBJ Airfare Round Trip (not including tax)
LAX USD 478.00
London GBP 417.00
Toronto CAD 611.00


  • No discounts on joint fares, senior citizens or children's fare.
  • If lower promotional (sale) fares are available for the travel dates at time of booking, attendees may book these lower fares with no additional discount. All conditions of promotional fares will apply.

Changes to Reservations/Reissues

  • Permitted within validity at a charge of USD $100.

Cancellation and Refund

  • Ticket is non-refundable.

Booking and Ticketing Procedure

  • Call 1-800-523-5585 and refer to "MoDELS INTL CONFERENCE"
  • Payment by major credit/debit card through Air Jamaica's Ticket Offices or Ticket By Mail Dept.
  • Ticket endorsement: "MoDels Intl Conference" nonend/nonref. Valid JM only.
  • Ticketing deadline: 14 days before departure or 7 days after booking whichever comes first.
  • Deal code must be entered in the Tour Code Box at ticketing point



Disclaimer: The following information was obtained from the website: . Please double-check for accuracy.

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Jamaica as tourists:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America

Nationals of the following countries will be issued visas at ports of entry in Jamaica:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Taiwan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia

Commonwealth countries: A * indicates that a visa is required.

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Britain, Brunie Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, * Nigeria, * Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitta and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, * Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Nationals from the following countries need a visa prior to arrival in Jamaica:


Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D?Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Zaire


Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paragua, Peru

Other links:

  • Visitors from US and Canada, click here.
  • Visitors from Europe, click here.
  • A more detailed list of Jamaican embassies and consulates can be found here.


Hotel reservations

Half Moon ResortHalf Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Click here for details regarding hotel room rates and reservation information. Reservations at the contracted rates can be made until Monday, September 19, 2005!

The Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club is on Jamaica's northern coast, minutes from Sangster International Airport. There are 419 rooms, suites and royal villas.

Royal villas are 5-7 room buildings with their own living rooms and small meeting space. Each royal villa has a cook who will fix breakfast; you provide the raw materials. There is a local commissary near the royal villas.


General Information about Montego Bay, Jamaica

Some interesting facts:

  • Elevation: 10 feet
  • Latitude: 18 30 N
  • Longitude: 077 55 W
  • Average temperature: 82 °F / 27 ° C
  • Average high temperature: 82 °F / 27 ° C
  • Average low temperature: 76 °F / 24 ° C
  • Average precipitation: 7.4 in / 18 cm

The transport service, JUTA (Jamaican Union for Travellers Association) is specifically designed for visitors. They are equipped with a fleet of well-maintained, air-conditioned cars, buses, coaches and luxury vehicles, each piloted by experienced and friendly drivers.

For more information on banks, currency, climate, communication facilities, driving, electricity, geography and more, please click here.



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Last updated: September 13, 2005