* Immigration

Except several countries (ASEAN Countries, , , , ), a visa is required for overseas participants to visit please contact a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your area to inquire further information. In order to apply for the visa, you and your accompanying people need to fill a visa application form (available on the symposium’s website) and send by email to the Secretariat on time. The Program Committee will send you a letter with an issued number with which you will be able to obtain the visa at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in your country.

* Money exchange

Vietnamese Dong (VND) is preferred in . You can change into Vietnamese Dong by USD, Euro, Japanese Yen… at the airports, hotels or banks. Credit Cards (VISA, MASTER, American Express) are only welcome in big hotels or big stores.

* Climate

The weather at the middle of August in is raining season: light rain some time and temperature of about 25 – 32oC.

* Note

  • Flights to , please contact your travel agency for the flight reservation soon.

* Accommodation

We encourage you stay at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel. This is also the 5 star hotel with a modern design. It is about 100 m  and 2 minutes for walking to Majestic. Price of the hotel will be lower than the actual price when booked through the secretariat of 4S-2012 Symposium. When booking, please send email directly to Ms. Thu via email: thu.vo @ majesticsaigon.com.vn and cc email: 4s-2012@icdrec.edu.vn

Room type

Single Occupancy /

room/night (USD )

Double Occupancy /

room/night (USD )

Deluxe City View   



Deluxe River View



Club City View   



Club River View   



All the room rates are subject to 5% service and 10% VAT

Some 5-star hotels are available in Ho Chi Minh city

Please make registration at these hotels by yourself, and inform us of your registered hotel for further communication.

  1. Caravelle Hotel
    19, Lam Son Square / District One, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Tel: (84-8) 3823 4999 – Fax: (84-8) 3824 3999

  2. New World Hotel 
    76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
    Tel: (84-8) 3822 8888      

  3. Palace Hotel 
    56-66 Nguyen Hue street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
    Tel: (84-8) 3829 2860      

  4. Rex Hotel 
    141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., HoChiMinh City,Vietnam
    Tel : (84-8) 38292185 – FAX: 84.8 38296536 

  5. Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers 
    88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
    Tel: (84-8) 38272828