TRAVELING TO CANCUN
 
 TRAVEL WARNING UPDATE
As our annual meeting date draws closer I want to assure all attendees that appropriate safety measures are and have been in place at our destination resort and surrounding location. While travel warnings issued by the US State Department regarding recent elevations in drug related violence and tainting of alcoholic beverages should certainly not be ignored, they should also not trigger an over-reaction and a perception that personal safety has been compromised at our venue. To reiterate prior correspondence from the RRS, I want to emphasize that our meeting venue is a 5-star property with an impeccable food and beverage program. Additionally, all venues booked by RRS have been properly vetted. Local authorities have also taken measures to step-up security at popular tourist locations throughout Mexico (including Cancun) through additional surveillance, emergency preparedness, police and trained personnel. Specifically, the Fiesta Americana resort has trained security personnel on site 24/7, who have received extensive training designed to deliver service and hospitality promoting a worry-free atmosphere for business and vacation. Of course, nothing can substitute for common sense and sound judgment, and given that the majority of attendees are seasoned travelers, I expect that many of the issues regarding safe travel in Mexico have been placed in the appropriate context. Notwithstanding, rest assured that the RRS council has worked closely with our executive meeting team and corresponded with the appropriate on-site authorities to provide the best possible, content rich and relaxing experience for meeting participants.
I want to thank you all for your participation, and look forward to meeting each and every one you this coming October in Cancun.
Viaje seguro y nos vemos pronto,
Charlie Limoli
President of the RRS, 2017
 CHECKLIST: BEFORE YOU GO

1. Make sure your passport is current.
2. Do you need a Visa? See below if you aren't sure.
3. Plan to pick up a tourism card (FMM) as soon as your arrive at the airport. Both your passport and FMM are required at the hotel to assure your exemption from the VAT tax.
4. Did you enroll your trip with the STEP program at your nearest US Embassy or Consulate?
5. Book your transportation to and from the airport. Taxis are not allowed to queue up at the airport and must be pre-arranged. Shuttles are available through A Meeting By Design as detailed below or you can reserve a taxi by calling the hotel at 52.998.881.3200 ext 3380. To rent a car, we recommend working with our preferred travel agency, The Travel Station, 406.522.8747.

View more travel tips HERE.

VISA INFORMATION
 
 

Nationals of the following 65 countries and jurisdictions holding normal passports do not require a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, visitors in transit or business visitors. Tourists and business visitors can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days. Visitors in transit can stay for up to 30 days. SEE FULL INFORMATION

Please contact your country of residency consulate for questions concerning your Visa.


EXCLUSIVE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES

Exclusive airport transfer services include knowledgeable English-speaking meet-and-greet by uniformed staff inside the airport. Staff members are assigned on a flight-by-flight basis, and are assigned specifically to our group. This staff tracks ETAs and late flights, whenever they encounter a no-show situation or a flight cancellation, they automatically go into the airline computer system and determine the new flight time, and automatically meet that substitute flight if it arrives within the arrival window listed below. As an added service, we are provided a toll free number into their Operations Department for use by passengers on arrival day who may have suffered a change in flight scheduling that will result in a delayed arrival; in that fashion they can adjust to changes as the day goes on, and ensure full servicing within the established arrival windows as listed below.

On arrival, once you leave the customs area, please avoid all time-share sales agents who will try to attract your attention, just walk straight out of the building and you will be able to see your shuttle representative. They will be dressed in gray polo shirts and blue navy trousers holding a customized sign with the RRS logo. Any passengers missing luggage are escorted to the lost baggage counter and the staff ensures that they have a copy of the missing bag report in their hands prior to being transferred to the hotel. Staff will take care of your luggage and escort you to the vehicle for transfer to the hotel.

Exclusive RRS Round Trip price of $36.00 per person includes driver gratuities. Transfers must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks prior to travel date through A Meeting by Design, the registration agent for the RRS conference. Call Toll Free 888-995-3088
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If you need transportation outside the below dates, please arrange a taxi by emailing conciergefacb@posadas.com or calling 52.998.881.3200 ext 3380 (dial 011 before the number if calling from the US). Taxis cannot queue up at the airport without prior arrangement.

 

DAYS TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES  HOURS TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES 
ARRIVALS
October 13 and 14, 2017 11AM - 9PM
DEPARTURES October 18 and 19, 2017

6AM - 4PM

 

Shuttles are no longer available. For all needed transportation, please contact the hotel concierge desk.

 DRIVING
Book your rental cars through RRS' Preferred Travel Agency, The Travel Station, to get discounted prices. Contact information below!

Parking at the Grand Fiesta Americana is free to hotel guests but is limited.
If you need to leave the hotel and have not booked a rental car, simply ask the hotel front desk clerk to call you a taxi.

VIEW Driving Directions from Cancun International Airport to The Grand Fiesta Americana Hotel.

 RRS' PREFERRED TRAVEL AGENCY
 

The Travel Station
Easy, Online Ticketing, Travel Updates and 24/7 live answering service for emergency assistance. Get from here to there in aCLICK!with online airline ticketing; our easy button features all the same tools offered by the biggest online booking services with an amazing difference - REAL PEOPLE when you most need it. Experience the difference 24/7 makes on your trip.

You will also have access to the competitive, online air ticketing system as a final step upon submitting your registration. Book your car rental, find driving directions and more. Want your airline schedule delivered to your smart phone for check-in? No problem! Contact The Travel Station 800-522-8747 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MT).




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