Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BGCM Trip to the Baptist World Congress

The Baptist General Convention of Missouri is planning a very special opportunity for church leaders from across our state to participate in the Baptist World Congress in 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our trip includes airfare and hotel reservations for 50 people.

Airline Flights
Flights on Continental Airlines are available from Kansas City or St. Louis departing on July 27. Both flights will connect in Houston and arrive together in Honolulu 3:05 p.m. on July 27. The return flights will leave Honolulu at 8:45 p.m. on August 2 and connect through Houston to Kansas City and St. Louis. The cost of the flights will be $960.00 + tax and fuel surcharge which is estimated to be $78.95 (subject to change). The flights will be booked through the convention office. A $50.00 deposit per person is required to hold your reservation. The remaining flight payment will be due to the convention by May 28, 2010.

Hotel Reservations
The BGCM has reserved a block of 25 rooms in the Ala Moana Hotel which is located across the street from the Hawai'i Convention Center where the World Congress will be held. The room rate is $179.00 per night double occupancy for six nights. The deadline to reserve your room is April 21, 2010 4:00pm EST; however, we expect the rooms to all be taken well before that date. Once you contact the convention to indicate you desire a room we will provide you with instructions for reserving your room from our BGCM block of rooms online. Each person will be responsible for paying their own hotel bill directly with the hotel. The Ala Moana Hotel adjoins the world-class Ala Moana Shopping Center with over 260 retailers showcasing the finest names in fashion and a delightful array of dining. Hawaii Convention Center is across the street and the 76-acre Ala Moana Beach Park is about two blocks from the hotel.

BWA Registration
In addition to the flights and hotels guests will need to complete a registration for the World Congress directly with the BWA. You may complete your registration at www.bwacongress2010.org. The cost for adults from the USA is $200.00 per person. We are currently negotiating airport transportation to and from the hotel in Hawaii. Each traveler will be responsible for any additional local transportation and all meals. The congress begins officially on the evening of Wednesday, July 28, 2010, and officially concludes noon Sunday, August 1, with bible study and worship. One day before and after the World Congress has been built in for personal sight-seeing and other activities.

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