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May 31, 2011

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Greetings from PAARL!

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. PAARL) is pleased to invite you to its 4-day educational tour in Asia’s World City, Hong Kong. The activity, dubbed as “Library Observation in Exciting Hong Kong” will be conducted from October 19-22, 2011.

This year’s most awaited international exposure will bring together the excitement of visiting Hong Kong’s selected state-of-the-art libraries, a chance to learn in a seminar-orientation with Hong Kong’s high-profile information specialists, experience cultural immersion and warm hospitality of its people and a glimpse to Hong Kong’s top destinations and sceneries. Specifically, the tour aims to:

1. benchmark with Hong Kong’s Libraries
2. observe the latest technological progress and infrastructures in
selected Hong Kong libraries;
3. learn new trends and meaningful concepts of library services from
selected Hong Kong libraries;
4. foster professional and cultural exchange between Filipino and Hong
Kong librarians;
5. establish a linkage among Hong Kong library associations for future
collaborative undertakings in the region.

For details and inquiries, please contact the undersigned, Ms. Sandy David or
Aisa MoraƱa at 899-4343 to 44. We will appreciate if you could help us disseminate this information to our colleagues in the profession.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong.

Very truly yours,

Teresita C. Moran
Chair, International Affairs Committee
Ateneo Professional Schools Library
Tel. Nos. (02) 899-4344 / (02) 899-4343

Noted by:

Roderick B. Ramos

REGISTRATION FEE: Twenty Thousand Three Hundred Pesos Only (P20,300.00)

Inclusive of the following:
 4 days and 3 nights Dorsett Kowloon budget hotel accommodation
 Round trip air ticket to Hong Kong via Philippine Airlines
 Land transfers to and from Hong Kong International Airport
 Daily breakfast from 10/20 -10/22 outside the hotel
 Courtesy visits to Hong Kong Libraries with seminar-orientation
 Half day city tour (8:00 – 12:00 noon)
 Hong Kong and Philippine travel taxes
 Airline Taxes
 PAARL Registration Fee
 Certificate of Participation/Attendance

OPTIONAL TOUR: October 21 @ 1:00 pm (Select one only)

 Disney Tour with entrance and round trip transfer @US$50.00/pax
 Macau Tour with lunch and round trip ferry ticket @ US$70.00/pax

 6 –month valid Philippine Passport
(Fax or submit a clear photocopy of your passport to 899-4343 upon full payment of
Registration Fee together with your deposit slip and registration form)
 Registration is on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS”. Tour is limited to fifty (50)
participants only.
 Seven hundred fifty pesos (P750.00) boarding fee
 To register deposit P6,000.00 (non-refundable)

Daily meals are not included in the registration fee except for breakfasts. Expenses going to other Hong Kong tourist destinations other than those indicated in the itinerary shall be shouldered by the participants including transportation.
Airline restriction: Non – refundable, non-rebookable, non reroutable, non-endorsable.


October 19, 2011 Official Carrier: Philippine Airlines
ETD at NAIA: 8:00 AM
ETA in Hong Kong: 10:00 AM
12:00 noon Check-in at Dorsett Kowloon Hotel
12:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:00 pm Bus ride to Hong Kong Central Library
2:00 – 5:00 pm Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay
6:00 pm Back to the Hotel

October 20, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast Outside the Hotel
8:00 – 9:00 am Bus ride to University of Hong Kong Library
9:00 – 12:00 University of Hong Kong Library
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 pm Bus ride to Institute of Education Library, New Territory
2:00 – 5:00 pm Institute of Education Library, New Territory
5:00 pm Back to the Hotel

October 21, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast outside the Hotel
8:00 – 12:00 Half Day City Tour
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 – 10:00 pm Disneyland or Macau Tour (Optional)
10:00 pm Back to Hotel by bus from Disney Land
Back to Hong Kong from Macau

October 22, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast outside the Hotel
8:00 – 12:00 Free time
12:00 noon Check-out from the hotel and Lunch on your own
6:30 pm Be at the hotel lobby for transfer to the airport
9:50 pm Departure for Manila
11:50 pm Arrival in Manila

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