Washington Travel Information
AAIE Leadership Transition Travel Information
7-8 July 2017
Washington, District of Columbia - USA
Local time: Washington, DC is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, which is UTC/ GMT-5
Local currency: US Dollar. For up to date currency exchange rates, check. ATM bank machines (including are widely available. There is a Currency exchange in the Airports Current Currency Exchange. The closest ATM is PNC Bank.
Local weather: Washington, DC Weather
Local language: The language is English but as DC is an international city, you will hear and converse in a variety of world languages.
Local News: Washington City News (local info) Cultural DC (local culture) Washington Post (US based)
Local Sim Card for your phone - While pre-paid cards are not as easy to find in the USA, T-Mobile offers a GSM card for foreign visitors for 3 weeks of unlimited data, texts and calls.
Airports and Transportation
Local Airports and Transportation: Two Major International Airports in the DC are
Transportation From Airports to Hotel
Public Transport: Foggy Bottom Metro Station (2 blocks) DC Metro Map
Dulles Public Transport Info
Reagan Public Transport Info
Taxi: Available outside each airport. The Yellow Cab also features a mobile app
Uber/Lyft: both are typically half the cost of other forms of transportation. You will need to download the app before you leave and use free wifi at the airport.
Hotel's travel page: For more information click here.
Georgetown Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-955-6400 Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-635-7673
* Remember to contact Yolanda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are enrolled in the A/OS-AAIE New Directors Training that takes place the 2 days prior to this institute (5-6 July 2017) to ensure your hotel room doesn't change between events.
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