Travel Preparations

Hong Kong is serviced by the “Chek Lap Kok” airport, aka Hong Kong International. This airport, though one of the busiest in the world, is continually recognized as one of the most efficient and well run airports anywhere. Shenzhen Airport, though further, is an alternative hub and may offer less expensive airfares. But consider cost of ground transport to get from Shenzhen Airport to the PolyU campus.

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ACCESS
Ground directions to access Hong Kong Poly U can be found on our PRACTICAL INFO page

AIRPORTS for ISS: 

Hong Kong International (code: HKG)
Alternative: Shenzhen Airport (code: SZX)

AIRLINES:
Most major global airlines service the HKG airport hub.

From the airport, take City Bus A21 to Hung Hom Station near HK Poly U and Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel

AIRPORTS for TOURS: 

  • GUIZHOU TOUR:  from Hong Kong (HKG) to Guilin, China (KWL)
  • SILK ROAD TOUR:  from Wulumuqi, China (URC) to Shenzhen, China (SZX)
  • YUNNAN TOUR:  start-point: Hong Kong Airport / end-point Dali Airport
    • START point: a guide will meet you at HK Airport and help with check-in to flight to Kunming (included in package)
    • END point: Dali Airport (or HK Airport for extra $350-$400 USD) 

DATES:
Be mindful of your arrival date/time when booking flights. ISS Registration sign-in takes place Dec 28th morning (9a-12p); Welcome Remarks & Keynote Addresses begin that afternoon.

VISA:
FOR HONG KONG: Nationals of over 170 countries and territories  may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. These countries include: USA (90 days), Great Britain (180 days), Australia (90 days), Japan (90 days), Canada (90 days), Netherlands (90 days), France (90 days), New Zealand (90 days). 
Check here for your country’s specific requirements.
FOR CHINA: Chinese entry visa required. Travelers must also present return airline ticket. See information on CHINA EMBASSY website

VACCINATIONS & ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU:
Some vaccines may be advisable before traveling to Hong Kong. The US Agency of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) offers recommendations of what vaccines to get in advance and other advisable over-the-counter items to bring with you. See 
here.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • Rooms still AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNT! KIMBERLEY Hotel (3*).  www.kimberley.com.hk 28 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Tel +852- 2739 6100 / Fax +852- 8169 3223. From PolyU: 15 min walk. Rates: HK$990 for Dec 27-30 // HK$ 1,150 nett for Dec 31-Jan 2. To Book: submit hotel booking form Contact: Mr. John Mong johnmong@hstvl.com
  • **Hotel is now full. (11/13/11) HARBOUR PLAZA METROPOLIS HOTEL (4*). www.harbour-plaza.com 8/F, 813 Two Harbour Front,  22 Tak Fung Street, Hunghom, Kowloon. Tel +852- 3160 6805 / Fax +852- 3160 6988. From Poly U: 10 min walk. Preferred Rate: HK$950 – $1,400 nett. Book by 21 Nov for preferred rate. TO BOOKdownload form (pdf) (doc) and email to Ms Joanna Chung joannaC@harbour-plaza.com 
  • REGAL KOWLOON HOTEL (4*) www.regalhotel.com 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Tel +852- 2313 8637 / Fax +852- 2311 8900. From PolyU: 15 min walk. Rate: HK$1,400 + svc + tax. Book by 16 Nov for preferred rate. To Book: email Ms. Eunice Tang rhk.mice@regalhotel.com
  • HARBOUR GRAND KOWLOON (5*). www.harbourgrand.com 20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, Hunghom, Kowloon. Tel +852- 2996 8492 / Fax +852- 2621 3328. From PolyU: 30 min walk. Rates: HK$1,400 + sv charge for Dec 27-29 // HK$2,080 + svc charge for Dec 30-Jan 1. To Book: email Ms Sandy Law sandyl@harbourgrand.com
  • HOTEL ICON (5*). www.hotel-icon.com No 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Tel +852- 3400 1181 / Fax +852- 3400 1689. Contact: Mr Patrick Sin patrick.sin@hotel-icon.com From PolyU: 10 min walk. Rate: HK$1,479 – $2,007 nett. Book online
  • BRIDAL TEA HOUSE HUNG HOM WINSLOW HOTEL. www.hkchhotel.com/hk-budget-hotel.php No 57-61 Winslow Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon. Tel +852- 2773 1120 / Fax +852- 2773 1521. From PolyU: 10 min walk. Rate: HK$380 – $480 nett. Book online
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