GDN 2012 | An International Meeting on Group Decision and Negotiation
Recife, Brazil, 20 - 24 May, 2012
Hotel / Travel

Conference Hotel

The Golden Tulip Recife Palace serves as both the conference venue and conference hotel. It is strategically located in front of Boa Viagem Beach, only a few steps from a handcraft market and a shopping mall. Only 15 minutes to the Guararapes Internacional Airport and 10 minutes to downtown.

The historic city Olinda can be reached in 30 minutes by car. The hotel has a vast selection of leisure and cultural activities nearby.

The hotel facilities include: 3 restaurants, bar, room service 24 hours, laundry, business center, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, spa, beauty parlor, convenience store and 8 meeting rooms with capacity to accommodate up to 1.000 people.

Conference Hotel
Package of 05 Nights Per Person
(From 19-24/May/12)
Extra Night Per Person
R$ 1663.00
R$ 977.00
R$ 713.00
R$ 333.00
R$ 196.00
R$ 143.00
* Breakfast is included.
* US $ 1.00 ~ R$ 1.72 (16 February 2012)

Book early to reserve your room with our official conference travel agency Luck Viagens by phone: +55 (81) 3366-6200 or email

Other accommodation options

At list shown below are some of hotels close to the conference venue at Boa Viagem District. The GDN2012 Official Agency Travel Luck Viagem could help you with other accommodation options.

Distance to
Package of 05 Nights Per Person
(From 19-24/May/12)
Extra Night Per Person
Transamerica Prestige
5 stars
3.7 km
R$ 2146.00
R$ 1172.00
R$ 977.00
R$ 430.00
R$ 235.00
R$ 196.00
Best Western Manibu
4 stars
3.5 km
R$ 1674.00
R$ 919.00
R$ 832.00
R$ 335.00
R$ 184.00
R$ 167.00
International Palace
4 stars
300 m
R$ 1336.00
R$ 746.00
R$ 646.00
R$ 268.00
R$ 150.00
R$ 130.00
Ondamar Hotel
3 stars
50 m
R$ 1063.00
R$ 594.00
R$ 500.00
R$ 213.00
R$ 119.00
R$ 100.00
Navegantes Praia Hotel
2 stars
400 m
R$ 1093.00
R$ 650.00
R$ 493.00
R$ 219.00
R$ 130.00
R$ 99.00
Hotel Aconchego
2 stars
500 m
R$ 907.00
R$ 547.00
R$ 457.00
R$ 182.00
R$ 110.00
R$ 91.00
* Breakfast is included.
* US $ 1.00 ~ R$ 1.72 (16 February 2012)

Transportation Airport/Hotel

Two options are suggested:
1. Round trip bus transfer
R$ 45.00* (Brazilian currency) - fare per person in regular basis.
For booking, please contact the official conference travel agency Luck Viagens by phone: +55 (81) 3366-6200 or email

2. By taxi
It is easy to get at the airport.
~R$ 23.00* /one way (this is an aproximate fare) (Brazilian currency)

* US $ 1.00 ~ R$ 1.72 (16 February 2012)

Visa and travel information for non-brazilian citizens

Please be aware that in terms of passports and visas for foreign visitors Brazil follows reciprocity protocols celebrated with other countries: hence, a passport and a valid visa are required for travelers that are citizens of countries that impose those same requirements upon visiting Brazilians.

As the requirements may vary in time, foreign participants are urged to contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to determine their particular visa requirements and to initiate the application process well in advance of their departure date. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the Conference, and have not yet received one, do not hesitate and please contact us by e-mail ( and a signed letter will then be mailed. This letter of invitation does not imply an invited lecture or the waiver of registration fees.

Tourism Visa Exemptions:

Click on the figure to find a list of the countries whose nationals do not require a tourist visa to visit Brazil. If you are going to visit Brazil on tourism, you do not need a visa if you have a passport from one of the following countries (exemptions are valid for stays up to 90 days). In case of Venezuela, exemption is valid for stays up to 60 days.

Types of Visa:

Tourist Visa (VITUR)
- touristic trip;
- visit to relatives and/or friends for a short period of time;
- scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences and seminars, and
participation at artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved.

Business Visa (VITEM II)
- visits to firms and companies in Brazil with the purpose of: signing contracts; production of media reports (with or without filming); conducting administrative and financial auditing; purchase of products and services, and investigating the existence of business opportunities in Brazil.


An Immunization Record against Polio is necessary for children between the ages of three months and six years.

A Yellow Fever International Immunization Certificate (vaccination should occur at least 10 days before travel) is always required if the traveler has been to any of the following countries within the last 90 days of his/her Brazil’s entrance: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerun, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
While your local medical center or personal physician should be contacted in case of specific questions, the Brazilian Embassy in your country can provide an updated list of vaccination requirements.

For information about other hotels and rates please contact the official conference travel agency Luck Viagens by phone: +55 (81) 3366-6200 or email

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