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Travel Guide

About the Venue

ICCBBA is proud to announce that we will be hosting Forum 25 at the SANA Lisboa Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. The SANA is located 5 kilometers or 3.7 miles away from the Lisbon International Airport. Close to the emblematic Square of Marquês de Pombal and Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel is within walking distance to the historic city center.

SANA Lisboa Hotel is a modern hotel, offering comfortable rooms with contemporary decor and equipped with all conveniences. The Wellness area offers a gymnasium, sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath. A massage service is also available by prior reservation. Complimentary wi-fi is available in all rooms and public areas.

Please note that there are several Sana hotels in Lisbon. If you take a taxi, make sure to specify the Sana Lisboa Hotel at Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo 8.


Important Info About Visas

Portugal is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens travelling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a

passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Visa applications should be made at least one month before the intended travel dates. The Embassy of Portugal is not responsible for not being able to accommodate last-minute applications, nor is responsible for delays in the issuance of visas.​

Delegates who need a visa should apply directly to the embassy or consulate in their own country. Please note that the organizers cannot contact embassies or consulates; the delegate is solely responsible to apply for the visa. Please allow sufficient time for your visa application! Click on the button below to see if you need a visa.

Accessing Venue

Accessing the Venue

From the Airport

Lisboa International Airport is located only seven kilometers (approx. 4.4 miles) northeast of the Portuguese capital and where the hotel is located.​ Please note that there are several Sana hotels in Lisbon. For attendees taking taxis, make sure to specify the Sana Lisboa Hotel at Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo 8.

  • Taxi – Price: € 15 to 20, according to the time of the day and amount of luggage. Travel time 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic. Make sure the driver switches on the meter. You can also buy a taxi voucher - exclusive sale at the Ask me Lisboa Tourism Office located in the Arrival hall, or online. Guaranteed price: € 16 between 6 - 9 pm. and € 19,20 between 9 pm - 6 am. The Taxi Voucher Service is valid only from the Airport to your destination.

  • Aerobus 1 direction Cais do Sodré. Stop: Marquês Pombal. Price: one way € 4, return € 5,20.

  • The Aerobus service provides regular transfer connection between Lisbon Airport, several central points of the city, bus & railway stations. Departure every 20 minutes from 07.30 am -11 pm; after 7 pm every 25 minutes. Tickets on sale in the bus, or online.


  • Hotel Sana Transfer. For information and to book this paid service, please contact the hotel directly - 
    Tel: +351 210 064 300 or e-mail:

By Metro

For those that choose to, there are several metro options for travel to the SANA Lisboa Hotel. Taking the Metro Red Line from the airport and switching at Saldanha station to the Metro Yellow Line and exiting from the Marquês de Pombal station is one option. View the metro map provided below. 

Transport Nearby
  • Bus: To Airport – Aerobus 1; Centre – 736 and 36; Lisbon/ Belém Conference Centre – 727; Parque das Nações – 744; Feira da Ladra – 712

  • Taxis: In front of the hotel

About the City of Lisbon


Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital, lies on the north bank of the river Tejo, on the European Atlantic coast. The city spreads across the slopes of seven hills and down to the ocean and offers breath-taking views from the ‘miradouros’ or viewpoints.


Lisbon is a historic capital, a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and life styles creating spectacular contrasts. There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.


A friendly and very tolerant city by tradition thanks to centuries of cross culture influences from around the world, Lisbon makes people feel at home. Lisbon’s cultural diversity, fascinating architecture and relaxing atmosphere make it one of the most enjoyable cities in Europe.


Discover a charming visual time-warp with vintage trams and medieval village-like neighborhoods  which can still be experienced at its most genuine level. Walkers and photographers will especially love its characteristic and surprising sights with stepped alleys lined with pastel-colored houses, heritage monuments, churches and fountains adorned with blue-and-white azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles). The riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the zone of Belém with its World Heritage monuments with the modern area of the Parque das Nações.

Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. In September the day-time temperature ranges between 20-27 °C.


Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea. It’s the closest European capital to the US, and Western Europe’s least expensive capital to visit.

For more information:

About Lisbon
Geneal Information

General Information


230 / 400 volts, on a 50-hertz frequency. The electric sockets adhere to European standards. Blade plugs (US standard) must be used in conjunction with a 230 volts transformer, as well as an adapter.


Delegates are advised to arrange adequate travel, health and other insurance before they leave their home country. ICCBBA and the organizers will not be liable and will not compensate for any damage incurred to participants during the meeting.

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