February Forum update: Hotel booking information and VISAS

Thursday 01 January

February Forum update

I am pleased to say that Shajjad and the team in Romania have now confirmed the booking arrangements for the hotel we will be using for the Forum – the new Radisson Blu in Cluj.  The team have negotiated very early access for our bookings.  The official booking system will not open until April, but we can reserve rooms now at our special rate.  We would strongly urge you to book before April via the method below.  This is to ensure you have a room in the Forum hotel. We have been made aware that a WTA Tennis tournament will be taking place in Cluj at the same time as the Forum.  This means that other hotels are likely to book up quickly and prices are likely to rise substantially for other hotels.  As a result, our hotel may book up quickly once the official booking system opens.  The special rate which has been negotiated by the Romanian NAO will remain in place but the number of rooms available may reduce quite quickly.

As a reminder the special room rates available are as follows:

Standard room single use: 120 euro/nightExecutive double: 135 euro/nightSuite: 150 euro/nightJunior Suite single or double use: 250 euro/night Executive Suite single or double use: 350 euro/night

To book a room now please email Iuliana Poka , Sales Manager at [email protected] and use the title FORUM22 for your email.  This is also the discount code for our bookings.

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum in October.


Romania entry requirements and visa requirements:

All countries within the EU do not need a visa to enter Romania. Countries outside of the EU should take care of their visa arrangements in their country. Please contact the Department of Foreign Affairs in your country or the local Romanian Embassy.

Non EU Citizens: An application for a ‘Visa’ must be filed at the Romanian Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence. For Visas, delegates should contact the Romanian Consulates. The Award in Romania are offering support in sending the letter for a visa for delegates that booked a room at Radisson Blu. Please get in touch them them if you are staying in another hotel as they need the booking confirmation for the hotel, in order to mention it in the letter.

Action: Begin your visa application to ensure entry to Romania is approved in good time ahead of the Conference.

There are daily flights to Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj-Napoca. To find out which airlines fly to Cluj-Napoca, please view the airports website.

Action: Take advantage of early booking rates and book flights ASAP. Please bear in mind that Cluj-Napoca is a popular tourist destination.