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HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Booking of hotel accommodation should be made contacting:

Amiconi Consulting SA
Via al Forte 10
CH-6900 Lugano
Tel: +41 (0)91 921 38 12
Fax: +41 (0)91 921 38 13
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Due to heavy room demand, early booking is advisable in order to arrange proper accommodation.
All efforts will be made to assign hotel rooms according to the participants’ choice. However, should this not be possible, alternative category and/or location will be provided.

All delegates staying in a hotel, hostel or camping in the Ticino Region and subject to the full tourist tax are entitled to the Ticino Ticket, a pass valid for the duration of their stay.
Ticino Ticket holders can use free of charge the regular public transportation system (which includes trains, buses and postal buses of the “Arcobaleno Community”) and receive a discount to cable car and funicular companies and other tourist attractions.
Details are available at: https://www.ticino.ch/en/ticket.html

Furthermore, a private bus service, running at scheduled times from and to hotels, is granted to delegates staying in Italy or in hotels not reached by public transportation and having booked through 15-ICML appointed agency, Amiconi Consulting SA.

Detailed timetable is available here.

 

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Lugano is situated in Ticino, the italian-speaking part of Switzerland, close to the Italian border.
The city is well connected, both with regards to motorway as well as railway networks, and it has several airports in the surroundings.

Lugano-Agno (LUG) airport is served by domestic flights departing from Geneva (GVA) and Zurich (ZRH), the major Swiss international airport.
The train connection from Zurich airport (about 220 km from Lugano) is an efficient and pleasant option: with the New Rail Link through the Alps, opened in December 2016, the journey - through some of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes and views – takes about 2 and half hours.
Please visit http://www.sbb.ch for prices, timetables and online bookings.

From June 2018 Lugano is also connected by train to Milan-Malpensa (MXP), the closest international airport (about 60 km from Lugano, in Italy). The train trip takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Please visit http://www.tilo.ch for timetables. Tickets can be only purchased at the airport ticket office. 
Different bus connections (Giosy Tours-Malpensa-express, JetbusLugano Services) are also available and the shuttle trip takes about 1 hour.

Other options are Milan-Linate (LIN) and Bergamo-Orio al Serio (BGY) airports, both in Italy, connected to Milan by bus and then to Lugano by train.


PRIVATE TRANSFER SERVICES

Amiconi Consulting SA can be contacted to arrange private transfer services from and to the airports (Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio and Lugano-Agno) and in the city of Lugano and its surroundings, for both individuals and groups.


OFFICIAL CARRIER

For the first time, 15-ICML will partner with the oneworld airline alliance to offer to participants discounts on flights and many other benefits for their air travel to the conference, as follows:

- Travel up to seven days before and seven days after the event.
- Flights available from all oneworld member airlines and affiliates.
- A user-friendly booking tool showing the most convenient flight options.
- 24-hour support via email or phone.
- Rewards and tier status points on eligible oneworld flights.
- Frequent flyer privileges including access to some 650 premium airport lounges worldwide, fast track at security lanes in selected airports and extra baggage allowance
- Seamless connections and quality service on oneworld member airlines.

The online booking tool is available at https://events.oneworld.com
To access the online booking tool and take advantage of the offer, enter event code OW44B17.