Wikimedia meetup 2005/City Candidate List/Correspondence with DCB 2

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	From: 	  jevans at dublinconventionbureau dot com
	Subject: 	FW: Wikimedia meetup 2005
	Date: 	14 October 2004 16:28:09 GMT+02:00
	To: 	  ropers at ropersonline dot com
 
Dear Jens,

Thank you indeed for you enquiry about venue locations in 
Dublin.  We are delighted to have the opportunity of assisting 
you.  I see from your website that you have had lengthy 
discussions about the where and when of the conference, so I do 
hope that Dublin will be successful in bidding for this process 
on the basis of quality, variety, tourism, low-cost access etc.  

DCB’s role is to streamline the whole process on your behalf 
and to act as a reference/advice point for you on any matters, 
from accommodation, venues, where to go, what to see, provision 
of material.  We do not charge our members for the business, as 
they pay a subscription fee to us during the year, which covers 
our cost of operations.

Considering the size of your group, I would strongly advise you 
to use the services of a Professional Conference Organisers, as 
they would be able to coordinate the whole thing with you on a 
full scale or even partially.  I have attached a document with 
their services, so I hope that you will find this useful.  I 
have also attached information on the DCB services and Why 
Dublin is a great destination for your meeting.

The venues you mentioned are suitable, but there are also 
others, so I will give you more options.  

Tourism Ireland won’t be able to organize accommodation as that 
is not their remit.  (I am ex Tourism Ireland)  I can help 
source accommodation at any level and cost and give you this 
information.  N.B. There is no charge for any of the services 
that we offer.

Good sources of information for everyone in general are 
www.tourismireland.com / www.ireland.ie 

Access – definitely better value to book through the websites:  
www.ryanair.com www.aerlingus.com – both operating as low cost 
airlines.

Transport when in the city: public transport is improving all 
the time. Dublin has just introduced the LUAS. www.luas.ie 

www.aircoach.ie – Transport to and from the city/airport.  
Tickets can even be purchased in advance.  Since the coaches 
use the bus lanes, they can avoid a lot of traffic.  Stop off 
points are strategically based in front of many hotels around 
the city.  The website contains their route maps.

I will be in touch tomorrow with some options for you to 
consider.

In the meantime, do you have a postal address that I could 
send some material to you.  I would like to send our planner’s 
guide, along with some samples of material that I would be able 
to supply you for all your delegates, should Dublin be the 
chosen destination.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards

Jean