Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The City of Fort Lauderdale is situated on the southeast coast of Florida, in the east-central portion of Broward County, approximately 23 miles north of Miami. Due to its expansive canal system it is known as the "Venice of America".

Fort Lauderdale has a sub-tropical rainforest climate, which means all months of the year have a mean temperature of 18 C (65 F) or higher.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is two miles south of downtown Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airport (MIA) is 25 miles south of the city.


Attractions of note include:
Everglades National Park
Museum of Discovery and Science
Flamingo Gardens and Wray Botanical Collection
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Sawgrass Recreation Park
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

CLICK HERE to access the Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau website.


Travel VISAs to Enter the USA
Do you require a travel visa to enter the USA? Be sure to check with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for your jurisdiction about visa processing times, and allow sufficient lead time for your application to be processed. If you will require a letter of invitation from ICAIS to accompany your visa application, you should request that from the Conference Administrator well in advance of your planned travel.

Click here to determine whether you are required to obtain a travel visa to enter the USA (note: subject to change).

Requirement for Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
The United States has introduced an entry requirement, known as an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), for certain international travellers who fly or transit through the USA. Travellers who are not citizens of the United States or Canada will need an ESTA before they board a flight to the United States. ESTA is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) automated web-based system to determine eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States for tourism or business. Details are available on the USA Customs and Border Protection website

Ground Transportation
There are no airport shuttle services from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to the Marriott Coral Springs Hotel. The cost for a taxi from the airport to the hotel is approximately $80 US dollars.

Click here for the airport’s web page with information about Transportation options.