Mediterranean

Studies Association

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES NEWSLETTER

October 2019

GIBRALTAR CONFERENCE MAY 27 - 30, 2020


Dear MSA Colleagues,


We have just returned from a visit to the University of Gibraltar and wish to share some important updated information with you.


HOTELS


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL HOTELS ARE ON THE MSA WEBSITE www.mediterraneanstudies.org

It is important when making your hotel reservation to check the deadline dates. Congress discount rates are available, they differ from hotel to hotel. It is also important to use the appropriate code to receive the discount.


The Rock Hotel

Built in 1932 it has been described as one of the Mediterranean’s most famous hotels. It will be the Official Congress Hotel and the MSA Closing Reception on Saturday May 30 will be on the hotel's beautiful terrace. The Rock is an 8-10-minute walk from the town center and is an uphill walk back to the hotel. There is a city bus for about 1£ that stops in front of The Rock.


We visited other hotels on the MSA website, and they are very good to excellent.


Eliott O’Callaghan

An outstanding high-quality hotel in town center with large guest rooms. It is the most expensive hotel, single and double rooms at The Rock is £45 a night cheaper (150 single 160 double) than the Eliott (195 single, 205 double).


Caleta Hotel

A beautiful hotel with rooms available at the same price as The Rock but is rather inconvenient, being on the other side of the Island.


Holiday Inn Express

At £114 Single and Double it is the best bargain, but like the Caleta is on the other side of the Island.


Europa Retreat

Within walking distance of University, it is £45 single £60 double (no breakfast). Did not visit facility but they have received several reservations.


Dorm Rooms

There will be inexpensive new dorm rooms availability on campus, but we have not received price or reservation information. That information will be published on the website when available.


MOROCCO EDUCATIONAL POST TOUR

MAY 31 – JUNE 4


We made a quick trip to Morocco to meet with the agency organizing the tour and check the hotels and itinerary. I am happy to report that the hotels are all 4 STAR and the itinerary is outstanding. We visited Rabat, Fes, Tangier and the beautiful Blue City of Chefchaouen. We also visited Meknes and the impressive UNESCO Roman site of Volubilis, once the capital of the Berber Kingdom of Mauritania. We will have a Moroccan guide with us during the entire tour.


Without question this is one of the most exciting and unique itineraries of any MSA Post Tour offered during the past 15 years. A detailed presentation of the Post Tour can be found on the MSA website www.mediterraneanstudies.org



Space is limited so we urge you to register soon for this fantastic post tour.


Regards,

Ben Taggie

President/Executive Director

Mediterranean Studies Association


Mediterranean Studies Association

Box 79351, North Dartmouth, MA 02747  USA

Phone: 508-264-4854    Email: info@mediterraneanstudies.org