Scheduling Travel. Arrival day for ALL Delegates is October 13, 2013. The Collaboration commences that evening and four full days of working sessions follow. Departure date is October 18, 2013, anytime. Important Note: Delegates departing before October 18, 2013, miss critical program and networking elements of the Opportunity Collaboration.
Book Flights NOW. Airline seating capacity in October to Ixtapa, Mexico, is limited, so book air travel immediately. Airfare should be booked to and from Zihuatanejo, Mexico (airport code: ZIH). Regardless of the city of origin, most flight routes will connect through Mexico City. Flight time from Mexico City to Ixtapa is one hour. Airlines with regular flights to and from Zihuatanejo:
Aeroméxico - Opportunity Collaboration Delegates can get a 20% discount from Aeromexico by calling (800) 237-6639 and mentioning Group Discount Code: IT20RGA5713N1 (valid only for flights from the 11th to the 20th of October, 2013)
Air Canada - phone: 888-247-2262
United Airlines - phone: 800-523-3273
Interjet - phone: 866-285-9525
Alaska Airlines - phone: 800-252-7522
Delta Airlines - phone: 800-221-1212
US Airways - phone: 800-428-4322
You can also check directly with the airport (country code 52) 755-554-2070 for flight schedules.
Submit Flight Itinerary. Delegates must finalize and submit an air travel itinerary on or before September 30, 2013. Important Note: Without advance flight information, complimentary airport shuttle service will not be reserved. Send your itinerary information as soon as you book your flight to:
. For Delegates without prior shuttle service reservations, the one-way taxi fare to the leadership village is approximately $45.00.
Passports for US Citizens Required. U.S. citizens must present a U.S. passport valid for 6 months after departure from Mexico. This is Mexican law.
Visas for Non-U.S. Citizens Required. Most non-U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico will require a visa. Secure your visa immediately. The process for obtaining a visa can be lengthy.
Attire and Packing. For information on packing, attire, weather, etc., see Leadership Village Facilities.
Mexican Customs. Baggage is searched randomly. After securing your luggage, Mexican customs officials will ask you to push a button. If the light flashes green, you have cleared customs without a luggage search. If a red light flashes, your bags will be searched.
After Customs. After exiting Mexican customs, Opportunity Collaboration and resort staff with signs will greet you and take you to buses for the 30-minute trip to the leadership village. Bottled water will be available. During your trip, pre-assigned room keys will be issued and leadership village logistics explained.
Upon Arrival. At the leadership village, you and your luggage will be escorted directly to your room via the Communications Center (near the main patio area) where you will check your mailbox for messages and receive your welcome packet with a personalized agenda and village map. Plan to visit the Conference Center where you can deliver organizational literature to the Literature Library. Dinner with open seating is 6:30pm to 8:30pm followed by the Welcome Reception.