Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 23:46:54 -0400
Reply-To: Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
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From: Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
Subject: Re: SUGI 29 weather Montreal in May
Exchange rate today was 1.375 CAN$ per US$. The inverse of that is 0.727.
On Thu, 6 May 2004 15:54:15 -0400, Dianne Rhodes <rhodesd1@WESTAT.COM>
>On Thu, 6 May 2004 10:08:17 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO) <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
>>from those already on site:
>>From: a joyful attendee
>>Sent: Wed 5/5/2004 5:40 PM
>>Montreal is nice so far. The trip from the airport was a real pain
>>because traffic was a mess. However the shuttle took US dollars so
>>there was no problem with that.
>>Since you and [<name>] are coming together a taxi makes more sense as
>>you avoid the transfer and having to go to other hotels, plus you could
>>pump the driver for info on the city. Shuttle was $10 US one-way. I
>>think a cab is $28 US flat-rate.
>IIRC, there are ATM's at the airport. Get yourself some cash with your
>ATM card (Cirrus or Plus) or credit card with at least a 4 digit PIN. In
>2001, I had to hunt around for a bank that took my Plus debit card, but my
>friends were able to use the ATM at the airport. I don't remember having
>any problems in Toronto in 2002. This will give you the most favorable
>Most businesses are happy to accept US $, but don't be such a tourist, eg.
>sucker. The exchange rate is still very favorable, and you can get $1.50
>Canadian for every US dollar. Remember that taxes come to around 16% (they
>have to pay for that health coverage somehow). You don't tip on the tax.
>Keep your hotel receipts as you may be able to get a rebate on your hotel
>See ya there,