|26th Annual Conference – Travel|
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016 - A Day For Teachers
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - A Day For Medics
Hong Kong is a main aviation hub with more than 100 airlines providing services to Hong Kong. It connects major cities throughout the world. Hong Kong International Airport is 24-hour operated, and is also ranked as one of the best airports in the world. You can check out the most appropriate airlines that can travel to and from your location.
Regular services of ferries to ports in China Pearl River Delta are provided in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is connected with numerous ports in Mainland China by high-speed ferries to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong is linked with various points in Mainland China by train. Travelers going to and from Shenzhen in Mainland China can get to Hong Kong from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints and then take the local MTR train into town after going through Hong Kong Immigration.
This is the fastest way to get between the airport and the city, reaching Hong Kong Island in approximately 24 minutes. Airport Express allows free in-town check-in services for major airline; passengers are also able to take a free shuttle bus from Kowloon and Hong Kong stations to major hotels.
More information on free shuttle bus
The quickest and most efficient way to get around Hong Kong is traveling with the Mass Transit Railway(MTR) system. It covers major districts in Hong Kong, which includes stops at the boundary with Mainland China (Lok Ma Chau Station and Lo Wu Station).
Taxis usually can be hailed on the street (except in the restricted areas) or summoned by phone. Taxis in Hong Kong are all metered and air-conditioned and are relatively cheap and clean.
Buses and Minibuses
Buses in Hong Kong are comfortable, plentiful and mostly air-conditioned. They are popular for watching the great views from the top deck of the double-deckers. Whereas minibuses are small buses that carry around 16 people. However, please be aware of the need to speak a bit of Cantonese as minibuses will not stop until the drivers hear your instructions of where you wish to get off.
Ferry routes are operated regularly to connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the Outlying Islands. Star Ferry is the legendary ferry service which is also one of the famous attractions in Hong Kong. Additionally, Outlying Islands like Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Lantau Island are also connected by ferries from the Central ferry piers.
Trams witness the development of Hong Kong since 1904. These double-decker streetcars allow you to take a step back and explore Hong Kong Island from a different view. It is an inexpensive and fun way to get around Hong Kong.
The Peak is one of the most spectacular tourist spots in Hong Kong while the Peak Tram allows you to experience a different journey to the Peak. It is known as the steepest funicular railway in the world.
Octopus Card is a versatile stored-value electronic card that is extensively used for public transport, purchasing food and more. Payment will be automatically deducted from the stored value by simply placing the Octopus Card over the reader.
Google Map in Hong Kong is widely used as the GPS of the car which it is very accurate and convenient to use.
Parking is available around the area of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a parking fee.
ShuiOn Centre, Wanchai
Visitors are required to have adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay without working and, unless in transit to the Mainland of China or the Macao Special Administrative Region, to hold onward or return tickets. If you want to stay longer than the visa free period allowed, you must apply for a visa or entry permit before travelling to the HKSAR.
For information regarding Hong Kong Visa requirements please go to:
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out comprehensive medical, travel and personal insurance prior to the commencement of travel, in the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances affect the meeting or your travel plans.
Any and all parts of the 26th IADMS Annual Conference, A Day For Teachers, and related events as described herein are subject to change. The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is not liable for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to, their personal property as a result of the conference or related events.
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