Save up to 20% on travel
with the Star Alliance™ Network
The Star Alliance member airlines have been appointed the
Official Airline Network for GLOBE 2012.
To obtain the Star Alliance discount please follow the below
steps to access the Conventions Plus online booking tool:
- Visit www.staralliance.com;
- Under "Delegates login", enter Conventions Code
- The online booking tool should open in a separate window.
Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling
to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on
fare and class of travel booked.
The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways,
Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines,
Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia
Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian
Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS
International Air Lines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish
Airlines, United, and US Airways.
Discounts are offered on most published
business and economy class fares,
excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group
fares and Round the World fares. All rules of fare booked must be
adhered to. Only eligible passengers and one companion (travelling
together) may be ticketed using the Star Alliance Conventions Plus
discounts. Eligible passengers must be travelling to the event city
during the event travel dates and must provide the Convention Code
number and should be able to provide proof of registration.
Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand, special
fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on
their own network. To obtain these special fares and for booking
information, please visit www.staralliance.com,
- Click on "Conventions Plus Booking Contacts" on the right-hand
side and enter Conventions Code AC03S12;
- Choose one of the participating airlines listed;
- Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote
Conventions Code AC03S12 when booking your ticket
When making your travel plans, you may be asked to present
confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for GLOBE
GLOBE 2012 participants are encouraged to make their
participation in the event as sustainable as possible. Below are
some tips and ideas to reduce your ecological footprint.
* Travel to and from the event:
- Book your travel via the most direct route possible as multiple
take-offs and landings cause substantial increases in
- Utilize public transit or shuttle services from the airport to
your accommodations to reduce GHG emissions.
* Public transit Information:
- TransLink, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority,
covers all public transit services available in Vancouver. Visit their website to find information on the
- Coast Mountain Buses serve the City of
Vancouver. A number of buses stop near the Vancouver Convention and
- SkyTrain is Vancouver's light rapid transit
system, which connects the Lower Mainland of BC. The Vancouver
Convention and Exhibition Centre is near Waterfront Station.
- SeaBus is Vancouver's passenger ferry service
connecting downtown Vancouver to the North Shore. The Vancouver
Convention and Exhibition Centre is located near the Waterfront
- West Coast Express is a commuter rail service
linking Mission, Port Haney, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port
Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody with downtown Vancouver. The
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre is near Waterfront
* Getting around downtown:
- Walking: The Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre is
within walking distance of most downtown locations. Plan your trip by foot (Note: the Convention
Centre is B6 on this map).
- Biking: There are numerous bike racks available outside of the
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as on the first
level of the parking lot. This map shows Vancouver's bike routes,
and includes information on taking bicycles on public transit. Plan your trip by bicycle.
* Exploring the city:
- Consider participating in ecotourism activities during your
stay. Visit the Tourism Vancouver website for a list of
companies offering ecotourism activities.
- See the city on foot by taking a walking tour,
or hiking a local trail
- Buy locally-produced goods and services
* If you are staying at a hotel:
- Turn off any lights, TV, air conditioner or heaters when you
leave your hotel room for the day to decrease energy
- If your hotel offers this service, opt into towel and linen
reuse programs to reduce the consumption of energy, water and
While Canada has two official languages - French and English -
English is the predominant language in the west. Multilingual staff
are commonly found in major tourism and business facilities.
Canada's currency system based on dollars and cents, with a dollar
equating to 100 cents. Currency exchange services are available
throughout the city; as well, US currency is accepted at most
places in Vancouver.
Electricity in Canada is 110 volt AC (alternating current), as in
the United States.
A Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 12% is applicable to most
purchases; however, goods purchased by a visitor and shipped
directly to their home outside of the province are exempt.
Accommodation in the Vancouver area is taxed at 15%.
* Customs Entry Requirements
All international travelers require valid passports to enter
Canada and some will require visas. Visit www.cic.gc.ca for the list of countries and
territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada