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Location, accommodation & travel information

The 6th International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS) will take place from 17-20 June 2024 and will be held at the Waterside hotel(opens in new tab/window), Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China

Business zone: Xizha Scenic Area (西栅景区内)

Address: Xizha Street,No.118 Nvhong Street, Xizha Scient Area, Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China 酒店地址: 浙江省 · 乌镇(桐乡) · 乌镇 · 西栅景区女红街118号西栅大街

Location

Accommodation

Link for accommodation booking, poster printing and paid local transfer service: https://www.icass2024dmcservice.com/(opens in new tab/window)

http://www.wuzhen.com.cn/web/vacation/details?id=6E042C69F317DBA665EB5A57C92DAB7C(opens in new tab/window)

Address: No.118, Nvgong Street, Wuzhen West Scenic Zone

Waterside Resort is the largest hotels in West Scenic Zone, with 345 guest rooms, covering 10 types including courtyard standard rooms, waterfront single rooms, hotel rooms and suites, etc. And there are 4 special restaurants providing Jiangsu and Zhejiang style dishes and traditional local dishes. Besides, there are 12 multi-purpose meeting rooms, with special red wine bar, cigar bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, KTV bar, indoor gymnasium and other ancillary facilities.

Standing by a river, the hotel takes the main style of Wuzhen local traditional architectures and private gardens, with elegant decoration. It is an ideal place for business travel, relaxation and conference.

Number of rooms

It has 345 suits guest rooms (10 room types) from luxury standard presidential suites to waterside family rooms and standard rooms, catering to different needs. The rooms are waterfront or with a courtyard, combining landscape and comfort.

Room types

Superior room, big bed room, suite, guest house A with two rooms, guest house B with three rooms, guest house A with three rooms, standard room of guest house, large bed room of guest house, prudential suites, driver/guide standard room.

Facilities

External facilities: conference room, reception room, Chinese and western restaurants, fulltime restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, KTV, cigar bar, outdoor bar, red wine bar, business center

Internal facilities: independent bathroom, central air conditioning, bathroom supplies, telephone, direct drinking water, storage box, mini bar, magnetic card door lock, satellite TV, Wifi

WARNING - SCAM ALERT: Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS) & Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM), Traveller Point (TP) and Travel Hosting Team (THT)

Elsevier has been made aware that third-party companies are targeting Elsevier conference speakers and attendees with a fraudulent travel and hotel booking scheme.

The companies are calling/emailing conference attendees, using email addresses which appear very similar to official Elsevier email addresses, and claiming to be the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by Elsevier to book hotel/travel accommodations for the conference. This is entirely false and should anyone contact you, please do not provide them with any of your details, but refer this to Elsevier. If you are in any doubt about an email regarding the conference, please check this with a member of the organising team via: [email protected](opens in new tab/window)

Visa information

According to the Foreign Ministry, China will extend the visa-free policy for short-term visits for 12 countries - France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg - until the end of 2025.

Citizens of these countries with ordinary passports can enjoy visa-free travel to China for purposes such as business, tourism, visiting family or friends, or transit for up to 15 days.

https://english.www.gov.cn/news/202405/07/content_WS663a0d9cc6d0868f4e8e6d10.html(opens in new tab/window)

Travel information

Traffic to Wuzhen - Wuzhen tourism official website(opens in new tab/window)

Transportation in the Scenic Spot

The Wuzhen West Scenic Zone provides you with a tour bus service for 24 hours a day, with two lines between north and south, with a fee of 10 yuan per person. The tour bus service is free for visitors with a room card or an accommodation registration form. Please call the hotline at night for cars: 0573-88731051 (22:00-8:00)

Please click here(opens in new tab/window) to download for more information on Transportation in and around Wuzhen.

Shuttle Bus arranged from / to Shanghai (Complimentary):

Link for the free shuttle bus booking: https://zh.surveymonkey.com/r/icass2024shuttleservice(opens in new tab/window)

From Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Wu Zhen: 4pm on Jun 15th (Saturday) 6pm on Jun 16th (Sunday) 6pm on Jun 17th (Monday)

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) / Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station to Wu Zhen: 6pm on Jun 16th (Sunday) 6pm on Jun 17th (Monday)

From Wu Zhen to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 6pm on Jun 20th (Thursday) 6am on Jun 21st (Friday)

From Wu Zhen to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) / Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station: 6pm on Jun 20th (Thursday) 6am on Jun 21st (Friday)

Transportation

Things to know travelling to China

We understand the challenges you are facing when travelling to China, hopefully this will help you prepare your trip and make you feel less stressful.

Visa

Apply for the visa at least one month before your travel.

You may be eligible for 144 hours visa free entry, please find more information via link below:

Policy Interpretation_National Immigration Administration (nia.gov.cn)(opens in new tab/window)

Apps

Due to “The Great Firewall”, Google products (including Google app store), YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, Facebook products, Instagram, etc. are blocked in China. Unless you have a VPN, these apps are not accessible in China. You can download a VPN on your device before travelling or explore a few Chinese apps instead.

Below are some of the popular apps that may help you plan your trip.

Flights, trains, accommodation Trip.com

Trip.com

Taxi service DiDi Rider

Taxi service--DiDi Rider

Subway system — MetroMan

Subway system--MetroMan

Payment—Cash, Alipay, WeChat Pay

As credit cards are not available in most places, it is highly recommended to carry cash or download one of above apps and register before you travel.

Payment—Cash, Alipay, WeChat Pay

Map—Apple map, LingoMap

Map—Apple map, LingoMap

Translator—Microsoft Translator

Translator—Microsoft Translator

Communication—WeChat

WeChat