Meeting Registration Information
To reserve your hotel room, please phone the hotel directly
at 1-877-OUR-LUCAYA (687-5822). Identify yourself as with Foundations
and you will be given our convention rates.
Room rates are $155 for single/double superior; $175 for
single/double deluxe, $195 for single/double luxury. All room rates
are subject to local sales and occupancy tax and resort fee.
Most rooms are in the Breakers Cay/Lighthouse Pointe with
a few available in the Reef Village.
Reservations received after October 5, 2002 will be confirmed
on a space-available basis only.
Meeting Registration Information
Complete all forms appropriate to you, using only one form
for yourself and your spouse. Please use the checklist provided
on each form to make sure you have filled it in completely and accurately.
Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, with no discounts given
for attending only part of Foundations.
It is important that you indicate on the back side of the
registration form all functions you and/or your spouse will attend,
including optional events.
Determine the amount due for registration fees and for separately
charged optional events. Issue one check covering all registration
fees and optional events and be sure to include the check with your
Forms must be accompanied by payment and mailed to: Foundations,
Building C, Suite 312, 800 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137;
(630) 545-9415. Registration by credit card may be faxed to 630-790-3095.
Cancellations: Cancellations of conference registrations
are acceptable upon written notice. Refunds will be as follows:
letter postmarked on or before October 1 - full refund; postmarked
October 1 to October 17 - 50% refund; postmarked after October 17
- NO REFUND.
Special Rules: It is policy of CTDA and NTCA that no one
shall schedule or conduct any event, function, or meeting which
in any way conflicts with or detracts from scheduled CTDA or NTCA
meetings or events. It is also customary that hospitality suites
not be scheduled at any time conflicting with CTDA or NTCA functions.
Only manufacturer sponsors may host breakfasts on Friday and Saturday.
British rules apply, so please drive on the left and watch
those roundabouts! Visitors may use their home licenses for up to
three months and may also apply for an international driver's license.
Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.
The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BaTelCo) has
automatic roaming agreements with many cellular carriers in the
United States, Canada and Mexico.
If your home carrier has a roaming agreement with BaTelCo
and your cellular number is active in The Islands Of The Bahamas,
you can enjoy cellular service. Simply ensure that your phone is
switched to system B and dial away!
To place a call, dial 7 digits for local calls and 10 digits
for calls to the United States and Canada.
To receive a call, the caller must dial BaTelCo's access
code (242-359-7626), wait for the second dial tone and dial the
roamer's cellular number including the area code.
Billing is a breeze...There are no activation fees for Roaming
in The Bahamas and you will be billed via your home carrier at a
rate of $3.00 per day and $0.99 per minute (plus toll charges for
long distance calls).
Note: Roaming agreements are subject to change without notice.
Additionally, a carrier may have a Roaming agreement with BaTelCo
but opt to disallow Roaming in The Bahamas for some of their markets.
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is
equivalent in value to the U.S. dollar. Both U.S. and Bahamian dollars
are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands.
Electricity is normally 120 volts AC. American appliances
are fully compatible.
Eastern Standard Time is used on all islands. April to
October is Eastern Daylight Time, in conjunction with U.S. summer
For visitors, entry requirements differ slightly depending
upon place of birth, length of stay and what items accompany the
U.S. and Canadian citizens entering The Islands Of The Bahamas
as visitors are required to show proof of citizenship with either
a passport (current or expired within five years) or two forms of
identification, one of which has to have a photo. For example, you
may bring a notarized birth certificate and a drivers licence.
Upon your arrival to The Islands Of The Bahamas, you will be asked
to fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departure Card, which you will
keep part of until your departure.
All visitors are required to be in possession of a return
ticket. U.S. visitors staying for eight months or less need a return
ticket plus a passport (passports expired up to five years may also
be used) or a certified birth certificate with an official photo
British subjects from the United Kingdom and colonies may
enter The Islands Of The Bahamas as visitors without passports or
visas for periods not exceeding three weeks. For longer stays they
must present a passport.
Its a good idea to set aside B$18.00 to cover the
departure tax. Children under the age of six are exempt from this
tax. You may substitute United States dollars for Bahamian dollars
since American currency is accepted everywhere and the exchange
rate is the same.
If you are a United States citizen returning to America on
a regularly scheduled airline, you will be pre-cleared through U.S.
Customs and Immigration before your departure from Freeport International
Airports. This means you do not have to go through customs once
you enter the United States.
Its hard to resist the temptation of duty-free shopping
on Grand Bahama Island. The Bahamian government has exempted import
tariffs on eleven categories of products perfume, tobacco,
watches, jewellery, china, crystal, linens, sweaters, photographic
equipment, leather goods and liquor making the local markets
a popular place for bargain shoppers. With the duty-free policy,
there is no sales tax or import tax and visitors can take merchandise
back to the U.S. under their $600-per-person U.S. Customs exemption.
To know if a store is a duty-free shop, simply look for the
duty-free logo DFS.
Whether you clear U.S. Customs in Freeport or the United
States, the duty-free allowance is $600. (The allowance is $400
for travel to other countries.) In other words, United States residents
(including minors) may take home newly acquired items with a retail
value up to $600 if they have been out of the United States for
more than 48 hours and have not taken the exemption in 30 days.
The exemption may include up to one U.S. quart (32 U.S. oz.) of
liquor per person over 21. If a family is from the same household,
they are permitted to pool their exemptions.
If, as an individual, you exceed the $600 exemption (or if
a family exceeds its allocation), the United States government will
tax the amount that is over the limit.
To facilitate your way through customs, it is always a good
idea to carry with you a list of the items you have acquired and
all your receipts. It will make it easier for you to fill out the
Customs Declaration Form at your departure, and it will provide
customs with documentation in case it wants to challenge your declaration
For more information:
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, P.O. Box F-40251, Freeport,
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas, Phone: 242-352-8044, Fax: 242-352-2714/352-7840,
In the U.S.: 800-448-3386 (toll free).