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Hotel and Travel

The Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Consistently rated as one of the best cities in the UK for many years running, Glasgow has something special to offer everyone. For history buffs the city features world class museums, historic landmarks, and grand architectural marvels. As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is also a creative and cultural hub for those looking for a unique urban Scottish experience. It boasts a fantastic food scene, modern galleries, and some incredible urban artwork in the form of street murals. And with over 90 spectacular parks and gardens, Glasgow or the “Dear Green Place,” offers a perfect respite for all nature lovers. To top it all off, Glasgow regularly ranks as one of the world’s friendliest cities, guaranteeing an unforgettable visitor experience.

Learn more about things to do in Glasgow and get ready to experience the beauty and charm of Scotland!

Hotels

Glasgow Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the conference, and they have negotiated specially discounted rates with 10 different hotels for #Worm23. The Convention Bureau also offers flexible bookings—book now and pay at the hotel.

The hotels are all within walking distance of the conference venue at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and cater to varying budgets. Single and double rooms are available, and breakfast is included.

Accommodations will be sold on a first come, first served basis. 

Reservation Deadline: May 13, 2023

Experience Glasgow

Are you looking for more information on what to experience in Glasgow? Check out all that the city has to offer in this short video by the Glasgow Convention Bureau. Get excited and book your travel plans for #Worm23!

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Please note the rate listed is in Pound Sterling. Once on the hotel reservation site, you can change the currency to see the conversion to your country’s currency.

All rates are per room, per night and do not include the VAT (currently 20% per room, per night). Most of the hotels include breakfast in the room rate.

 

Hotel Single Rate + 20%VAT

Pound Sterling Rate

Double Rate + 20% VAT

Pound Sterling Rate

Distance 

from SEC (Conference Venue)

Campanile Hotel Glasgow SEC GBP 110.00 GBP 120.00 Across the street from the SEC, .37
Courtyard Glasgow SEC GBP 149.00 GBP 164.00 Across the street from the SEC, .4
Crowne Plaza Glasgow GBP 175.00 GBP 195.00 Connected to the SEC, .1
Glasgow Marriott GBP 152.00 – 162.00 GBP 162.00 – 172.00 20 minute River Walk, .87
Hilton Garden Inn City Centre GBP 155.00 GBP 170.00 1 1/2 blocks from SEC, .43
Hilton Glasgow GBP 179 GBP 194.00 20 minute River Walk, .84
Motel One Glasgow GBP 99.00 GBP 134.00 10 minute train or 30 minute River Walk, 1.24
Moxy Glasgow SEC GBP 129.00 GBP  141.00 1 1/2 blocks from the SEC, .4
Radisson Red Glasgow GBP 139.00 GBP149.00 Across the street from the SEC .39
Village Hotel Glasgow GBP 140.00 GBP 150.00 Across the bridge from the SEC, .39

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations. Please note that the hotels will not contact you. The only way to make a reservation is through the reservation site listed above. While hotel resellers or others may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed or affiliated with the hotels, GSA, or the Conference.

Room Cancellation

For bookings made through the official accommodation booking site, attendees are able to cancel an individual booking up until 48 hours prior without penalty. 

Value Added Tax (VAT)

All hotel reservations and purchases are subject to value added tax (VAT), which is currently 20%. The VAT is already included in the prices shown in shops.

Visitors from non-EU countries can claim a refund of value added tax (VAT) from selected shops on goods to be taken out of the country under the Retail Export Scheme. To find out how to reclaim sales tax visit the UK government website. 

Travel

Visit Glasgow’s Visitor Information site to get up-to-date information on traveling to the city. Glasgow is served by three international airports and a train station. Be sure and check airfares to Edinburgh Airport because they may be less than to Glasgow. It is an easy hour train ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

Glasgow Airport, eight miles from city center

Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 32 miles from the city

Edinburgh Airport, 39 miles from the Glasgow

Glasgow Central Train station, the SEC has a dedicated railway station, Exhibition Centre  

Public transportation is not required to reach the SEC from any of the conference hotels. When traveling through the city to see the attractions, you can get around  by bike, ScotRail or taxis. Visit the Bike Hire site to see details on renting a bike. If traveling by ScotRail, you depart at the dedicated SEC station, Exhibition Centre.

Venue Address

#Worm23 will be held in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). The venue address is: Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Galsgow G3 8YW, United Kingdom.

Visa Requirements

Check if you will require a UK visa on the UK Government website. If you need a Standard Visitor visa, you must apply online before you travel to the UK and attend an appointment at a visa application center. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

Further information is available on the UK Government website.

Currency and Tipping

The official currency is the Great British Pound. Great Britian has not adopted the Euro. A 10–15% tip is customary, particularly in a restaurant, bar, or café. For taxi fares, tipping is at your discretion.

Shopping

Shops in the city center are generally open Monday to Friday until at least 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Late-night shopping is on Thursdays, with many stores open until 8:00 p.m.

Smoking

Smoking is banned in all public places including all enclosed or partly-enclosed public areas.

Electricity and Conversions

The standard voltage in Scotland is 230V AC, 50Hz. Plugs have 3 rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, and adapters are widely available.

Time Zone and daylight

Glasgow’s time zone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus one hour, known as British Summer Time (BST) during daylight saving time in the summer months. At the time of the conference, you can expect daylight from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Looking for travel funding?

Undergrad student, grad student, and postdoc GSA members from any country can apply for travel awards.

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