COST Action CM1401
16-20 Jan 2017 Faro- (Portugal)

Accomodation and Travel


Please note that NO TRAVEL AGENCY is mandated by us or by COST-Brussels to deal with travel and/or hotel booking.

Be aware of such agencies, as they tried and booked travel/hotel in our name, for the Prague 2015 and Garching 2015 meetings.

 Accomodation, all meetings.

Accomodation of the whole conference is at hotel Hotel Real Marina  (Booking form below)

Hotel Real Marina

Avenida 5 de Outubro 2
8700 Olhão - Portugal
Tel (+351) 289 091 300


We have booked rooms at the hotel, at a very favorable rate of 68€/day. That rate includes bed&breakfast for one person. The supplement is 10€ for double occupancy, bed and breakfast. There will also be a possibility of self-catering booking, with a maximum of three persons / room, at  68€/room / 1 or 2 persons with a supplement of 22€/third person.


 All bookings are to be made directly at  Hotel Real Marina, by completing this form [Booking Form] and emailing it to :, mentioning the Astrochemistry conference. Bookings must be paid by attendees and group rate holds to jan 9th 2017.All hotel and meal expenses have to paid directly at the hotel and restaurants.

The registraton fees (see registration page) include most other expenses.



Travel, all meetings

Faro can be reached by means of the FARO international airport (code FAO) from many cities in Europe, direct, or with a transfer in Lisbon. Flights are not so frequent in the winter season. We encourage you to register and book early, to have low prices. 

From the airport to the conference site, taking a (possibly shared) TAXI is the best option, with a fare around 10-15€.


COST participation

Participants to the genereal meeting and/or WG's meetings are eligible to COST reimbursment, with the following rules.

For the participants who will be reimbursed by the COST CM1401 Action (decision made by Nov 23, 2016, pending receipt of an abstract for poster and/or contributed talk) the following conditions apply, according to the usual COST rules (COST Vade Mecum):

  • Travel money is capped at 275€/person, upon presentation of travel tickets, including local travels. In the exceptional case of difficulties, please contact chair BEFORE purchasing ticket.
  • Local expenses are covered for your stay, with an allowance of one night before/one night after maximum, if necessary. Local expenses are the  actual expenses at the special rate of the hotel  (max 68 €) + 20€ per dinner, except on Wednesday, where both lunch and dinner are provided.

MC members who wish to particpate to the Wedensday afternoon MC meeting  are entitled travel, one lunch, one dinner and one night reimbursment, capped at the same amounts as the other participants.

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