Resort and Travel
Cell Phones: Contact your service provider to learn if there are compatible companies in the United States that can provide cell phone service. Contact your service provider or travel agent for more information.
Currency: The national currency is the United States Dollar. Learn more about currency conversions.
Customs: All persons entering the United States must fill out a declaration for U.S. Customs.
Electricity: Standard voltage is 120 volts AC.
Entry Requirements: For information regarding visas and entry requirements, please contact the nearest United States Embassy, High Commission or consulate in your region. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website. Travelers from outside the United States may or may not need a visa. To find out if your country participates in the visa waiver program, click here. Please note that persons traveling under the visa waiver program must have machine-readable passports.
Foreign Consulates: Please check the Internet to view a complete listing of consulates in the United States.
International Dialing: To make an international call from the United States, dial the access code 011, then your country code and phone number. The hotel operator can assist you. If you’re calling a number in the United States or Canada, direct dialing is: 1, the area code and the phone number. Ten digit dialing is in effect in the Texas area. All calls from or within the area, even local calls, require dialing the area code.
Money Exchange: Money can be exchanged through the concierge at the hotel.
Time Zones: Texas is in the Central Time Zone (-0500 GMT) and will NOT be in Daylight Savings Time during the biennial convention.
Tips for Traveling Abroad: Visit your local government websites for information and recommendations on traveling to the United States. It is recommended that when traveling outside of your home country you register with your embassy or consulate by notifying them of your travel dates and destination.
Tipping: Visitors should be advised that the standard tip in most restaurants is 15% to 20%.
Visa Letter Requests: Visa Letter Requests: If you need a letter confirming your convention registration to help facilitate your efforts in obtaining a visa, we can provide a confirmation letter once you have registered for the convention and the payment has been processed.
• Once you meet these two requirements, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and registration confirmation ID number.
• Please let us know if you are also a presenter.
• Once your information is verified, the confirmation letter for your visa application will be e-mailed to you.
Your request will be processed within 10 business days. Requests for confirmation letters must be submitted by Wednesday, 28 September 2011. Requests for mailed letters will be reviewed and additional fees will apply. The confirmation letter does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Confirmation letters will only state the convention title, dates, location, payment confirmation of registration fees and that you are a presenter if applicable. If you are denied a visa, we will provide you a full refund so long as we are notified BEFORE Thursday, 27 October 2011. Attendees are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible.
Weather: Fall in Texas is typically mild. Daytime temperatures are around 79º Fahrenheit (26º Celsius).
Weights and Measures: The customary system of units of measurement (also called the English, Imperial or American) is the most commonly used system of measurement in the United States. See conversions.
* STTI provides the above information for the use of its convention registrants and has been provided by various government and industry sources. STTI is not responsible for the accuracy of any such information provided on this page nor any information contained in the website links and does not officially endorse any business, venue or program offered or displayed in any of the above website links.
Return to Resort and Travel