TAUG Attendees Receive a Special Rate at the Westin. Reserve today.
Passport Information – Passport required to travel to Canada from United States
As of 1 June 2009, everyone traveling between the United States and Canada, by land, sea (including cruises and ferries) or air will be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security to cross the border. For more information on applying for a US passport, please click here. To see the regulations for who is eligible to visit Canada, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site. This site also provides information regarding Visas for those who need one to enter Canada.
The TMA Resources Annual Users Group Conference has been registered with the Canada Border Services Agency. This letter officially recognizers the conference and will assist in the customs process when arriving in Vancouver. We suggest presenting the letter with your passport at customs; however, it is not necessary to provide the letter. If you have to apply for a visa to visit Canada you will need to send a copy of this letter to the appropriate agency to obtain your visa.
TAUG breakout sessions, general sessions, and most networking events will be held at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. The Westin is offering all TAUG participants the extraordinary rate of $205, plus tax per night. Plus, the Westin is now offering all TAUG attendees complimentary Internet access in sleeping rooms. The cost is normall $14.95 CAD per night. Just another way to save!
To ensure that you receive the special rate, click here to make your reservation online via our Westin/TAUG personalized Web site. To make your reservation via phone call the Westin at 604-682-3377, be sure to mention TAUG 2011 when making your reservation. Please note that the cut-off date for receiving the great rate is March 11, 2011.
About the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of Vancouver, as well as a relaxing resort experience. The hotel features two restaurants—both complete with spectacular views as well as a Starbucks for caffeine lovers. In addition, the Westin offers guests complimentary access to the gym and also has a 5,000 square foot spa.
The Westin is a proud recipient of a 4 Green key rating, which is awarded to hotels that have "shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. The Hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results."
Airport & Transportation Information
TAUG participants who are arriving via plane should fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). TMA Resources has successfully negotiated discounts on flights to Vancouver with both Air Canada and American Airlines. To book with Air Canada, use the promotion code CFNNNJ21 for a 10% discount and for American Airlines use the code 7131DZ for a 5% discount. Please note that the codes will only work on each airline’s Web site. It will not be successful on Expedia, Travelocity or other travel sites.
The hotel is located approximately 25 miles from the airport. A taxi to the hotel from the airport and vice versa will be approximately $30 to $32. You may also chose to take a shuttle. The price is approximately $15.50 one way or $25 round trip. More information can be found on aeroshuttle’s Web site. For more information, including public transportation, driving direction and car rentals, please click here.