NEWSLETTER - October 7, 2016
MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
2017 Congress at the University of Malta
May 31 - June 3, 2017


Dear MSA Colleagues,

Important information about the 2017 MSA Congress at the University of Malta.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION
We apologize for the delay in setting up our new online payment registration and membership payment form. Because of new PCI (payment card Industry) compliance regulations, MSA needed to update the on-line payment process. The decision was made to transition to PayPal or credit card payments. When you click on "GO TO OUR PAYMENT PAGE" you will be directed to make click on the "BUY NOW" which will direct you to "LOG IN". If using your pay pal account or Click on "PAY WITH CREDIT CARD" which will process your payment using all major credit cards. This ensures that only you will have access to your credit card number....only the last 4 numbers will be on the receipt. You will receive an automatic receipt from Pay Pal and we will also email you an official MSA Receipt.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS IN VALLETTA
As was mentioned in previous communications lodging in Valletta is limited and expensive. There are many hotels in the city's new section that require taking public transportation to the Congress. The University of Malta provided a list of hotels including prices and contact information. We also include the Hotel Grand Excelsior, which will be used for the closing reception and two nights of the Post Congress Tour.

HOTELS

The Grand Excelsior (12 minutes from conference venue)
Website www.excelsior.com.mt
For Reservations type in desired dates and room type and in Promo Code box type in MICEBOOKER which will give you an automatic 10% discount on your selected room. The sooner you book the better price you will get. At this writing a Double Deluxe Room is 157.50 Euros B&B. That price could be over 200 Euros by the New Year. The Excelsior is a 5 Star Hotel in walking distance to the Congress.

Luciano Valletta Boutique Hotel (6 minutes from conference venue)
Merchants Street, Valletta
Email: maltatravel@pnvol.net
Twin duplex room with St. John's Cathedral view B&B 150€ per night
Twin room with street view B&B 140€ per night
Twin indoor room overlooking central courtyard B&B 80€ per night
Quadruple duplex room with St. John's Cathedral view B&B 180€ per night

Luciano A Porta (6 minutes from conference venue)
St. Ursula Street, Valletta
Email: maltatravel@pnvol.net
Double room with Grand Harbor view B&B 160€ per night
Double room with street view B&B 95€ per night
Quadruple room with street view B&B 180€ per night

British Hotel (within walking distance from conference venue)
Battery Street, Valletta
Email: info@britishhotel.com
Single standard room B&B 85€ per night
Single sea view room B&B 100€ per night
Twin standard room B&B 105€ per night
Twin sea view room B&B 120€ per night

Osborne Hotel (within walking distance from conference venue)
South Street, Valletta
Email: brian@osbornehotel.com
Double room for sole use B&B 155€ per night
Double room for twin use B&B 170€ per night

Kennedy Nova Hotel
The Strand, Sliema Greek, Gzira
Email: sales@kennedynova.com
Single standard room B&B 64€ per night
Twin standard room B&B 80€ per night
Single harbor view room B&B 96€ per night
Twin harbor view room B&B 114€ per night

Marina Hotel
St. George's Bay, St. Julian's
Email: Estelle.borg@corinthia.com; corporatesales.malta@corinthia.com
Superior standard room for single occupancy B&B 125€ per night
Superior standard room for twin occupancy B&B 135€ per night
Deluxe sea view room for single/twin occupancy B&B 175€ per night

See you in Malta,

Louise Taggie
Conference Coordinator