To facilitate your travel to SAC 2008, this page provides valuable information about local excursions, hotels, travel agents, visa memos, transportation info, food services, and other information.

As you plan your travel, please check the information provided on this page. Please note that the local committee has designated an official Travel Agency (RD VIAGENS E TURISMO) to help you and facilitate your travel arrangements.

One important notice is that the airport is about 20 km from the conference hotel (Vila Galé). There is no public transportation service (buses, trains, etc...) from the airport to the hotel. The local organizing committee strongly recommends that all SAC 2008 attendee use the Transfer Service provided by the designated Travel Agency (see Reservation and Transportation below). The Agency's passenger transfer prices is the same as using common cabs from the airport to the hotel.

Hotel Reservation and Transportation

For reservations at hotel Vila Galé and transportation from and to the hotel, please use the Travel Agency reservation site at this URL:

Local Excursions

Local excursions will posted as soon as they are finalized.

Travel Agents

For travel arrangements within Brazil or from the US to Brazil, please contact Jerry Allen Travel:

Jerry Allen Travel
Contact: Albert
Direct Line: (305) 937-3827
Tool Free (ask to talk to Albert): (800) 652-2267

Visa Support Letters

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas. However, it issues Visa Support Letters. For visa support letters, please send all requests to Ms. Ashley Cozzi at with the following information.

1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport
2. The name of the conference you wish to attend
3. Registration confirmation number
4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
5. Fax number

Please note that Visa Support Letters are not issued via email.

Attendees should plan their travel well in advance. Please allow one month for the letter to be received, especially for overseas requests. Please plan accordingly.

Visa Information

To see if you need a visa to Brazil, visa fee, and required documents, visit

To find an embassy, visit

To find a consulate to apply for your visa in the US (for US citizens), visit

For general information, visit

General Information

Link about traveling to Brazil:

Link about Ceara (the State) and Fortaleza (Capital of Ceara):