2019 Post-Conference Tour Fees details 會後旅行費用明細

Several members who signed up for either the northbound or southbound tour have asked about the fees for the tours.

The following fees are required:

No.ItemCost $Comment
1LodgingPay by yourselfBook and pay by yourself
2Bus and Tips$100 / person5 days (7/21-7/25)
3Driver's Expense (lodging and meals)$20 / person5 days (7/21-7/25)
4National Park Entrace FeesTo be paid on-site, depending on the negotiations with each siteSee explanation below
Total (excluding lodging and park fees)$120 / person

Detail explanations for individual item

  1. lodging arrangements are done by yourself.  If you haven’t done so, do it ASAP
  2. the costs for chartering the buses is $5,000 for each bus (including the gratuity) for 5 days (from July 21 to 25).  Each bus seats 50 persons. This amounts to $100/per person
  3. the driver’s lodging and meal expense for 5 days is tentatively budgeted at $200 per day for each diver. For a 5-day trip, it totals to $1000, which amounts to $20 per person for 50 seater bus
  4. Entrance fees to the national parks are still under negotiations. We will be collecting the park entrace fee from you on-site at individual park, depending on the final negotiation results.  The admission fee to each National Park. According to the published data, the Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton NP charges $300 for each commercial bus entering these NP.  I have tried to call to find out whether the fee could be waived for our group as we are members of a nonprofit organization which hires buses for taking post conference tours. But due to recent government shutdown that results in considerable backlog at the park service, my calls were not answered by the park service personnel at the Yellowstone NP. Admission fees to national parks in Utah are less, but for the same reason, I am unable to get a precise fee; the bus company from whom we charter the buses also do not know the fees. Thus, I could not give you information about the NP admission fee, and we need to prepare to pay on site at the park entrance. I suggest that if you own a lifetime admission permit such as the Golden Age Passport, bring it with you in case that you may need to use it.  

To guarantee a seat in the bus, please send a check of $120 ($100 for the charter bus plus gratuity, $20 for the driver’s living expense) to Ms. Angel Yang at  TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast) c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004, before March 31.

If you pay after that date, we will have to ask an additional 10% of late fee connected with doing additional administrative work. The northbound bus is currently full with a waiting list.  The southbound bus is half full; we strongly encourage you to sign up to visit those spectacular national parks, exploring the wilderness of canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries since time immemorial.

Direction from the SLC Airport to the University Guesthouse

 

After you exit the airport security area in Terminal 1, turn left (right side leads you to the luggage claim area) and walk all the way to the South end of Terminal 1 (passing United, Southwest Airlines check-in counters).  Then exit through glass doors to an area where two automated UTA Trax (light rail) ticket boot stands are. (see map location marked as 1).

Purchase the ticket (one Trax fare per ride for seniors is $1.25) and take the Green line train to Courthouse (see map location marked as 2).

Get off the Courthouse and wait for the Red line train across the platform to the Fort Douglas stop (see map location marked as 3) . Relevant red line stops are Library,Trolley. Stadium, which are the two stops before Fort Douglas, andUniversity Medical Center is the last stop.

Get off at the Fort Douglas stop. On the right side of the platform,  you will see a sky bridge.  Walk toward the elevator below the bridge and take the elevator upstairs connected to the head of the bridge. Walk across the bridge to the other side and then follow the sign to the University Guesthouse,  walking along sidewalks (bear left).  The total time from the trax platform to the Guesthouse should be around 5 minutes.

The total time of travel from the Airport is about 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the transfer time spent at the Courthouse
Going by Trax is the safest and cheapest way from the Airport to the University Guesthouse.  An alternative way is to go by taxi, which costs about $40-$45 plus tip.  Taxi takes about 30-35 minutes during non-rush hour with normal traffics.

Online Reistration to 2019 TAC-WC 網絡報名參加 2019 美國西部台灣人夏令會

查閱目前報名名單,請點按 Current Registration List 目前報名名單

Please follow ALL the steps below to complete your online registration for 2019 TAC-WC. 請完成下列所有步驟來完成參加會議以及旅遊註冊:

 

A) Fill out the participants information form by clicking the link.  填點按右邊連結,填寫註冊登記表格。 2019 TAC-WC Registration Form 登記表

 

B) Write a check with a correct due and mail the check to:  開列一張支票填上應繳金額,抬頭寫 TAC-WC 郵寄到。(Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast)
c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004

 

C) Call conference hotel to reserve your room for the conference dates from July 19-July 20, 2019.  If the room is no longer available, find your other hotel alternatives and reserve your rooms else where. 打電話到下列旅館訂房。如果旅館已滿,找附近其他旅館訂房。

Hotel address: University of Utah Conference Center/Guesthouse, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Room rate: $120/room/night, single/double occupancy ( including breakfast, free Internet Service)

Hotel phone number: (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate.

All hotel reservations must be secured by April 1, 2019 in order to enjoy the discounted rate ($120/rm/night).

For those intending to extend your stay and to pay the same room rate, please arrange with the hotel desk. 如果你有參加會後旅遊必須延長多一晚入住時間,訂房時請向櫃檯提出要求

 

D) If you are attending post-conference tour from 7/21-7/24,  make sure to call respectives hotels below to reserve your rooms for the tour.  If the room is no longer available, find your other hotel alternatives and reserve your rooms else where. 如果你有參加會後旅遊,請根據你的旅遊地點,確定自行向打電話到下列旅館訂房。如果旅館已滿,則請自行找附近其他旅館訂房。

For Nothern Tour:

Day1-2 ) Jackson (July 21 & 22) : Please call (a) or (b) for room seservations

(a) Antler Inn (43 West Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001)*

We have reserved 11 rooms ($255/room/night). Antler Inn only accepts group reservation. Please contact Ed Huang (925-659-3683) for group reservation before Jan. 31. These rooms are available on the first come first serve basis

(b) Elk Country Inn (480 West Pearl Ave.,Jackson, WY 83001)*  Telelphone : 307-733-2364

We served 10 cabin under TAC-WC name.  Rate is $268/cabin//night. Each one of them contains one bed room with two beds and one sofa. 

Day3 ) West Yellowstone NP (July 23)*

Call  Brandin’ Iron Inn (201 Canyon St, West YellowStone, MT 59758).  Tel : 406-646-9411 ($204/room/night 含早餐 )

Day4 ) Back to Salt Lake City (7/24)*:   

Call University Guest-house (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate ($120/room/night) 

Day 5 ) Salt Lake City (7/25)  City tour finishes at 3 PM.   

All the room can be cancelled with full refund one month before the check in dates.  All three days the lodging fee does not exceed $800 (tax 10% excluded). You can save half of the price if you plan to stay 4 persons per room.

For Southen Tour (room reservations are not as urgent: 參加南部旅遊的會員應房間比較多,比較沒有訂房的急迫性。

Day 1 ) Moab, UT (July 21) :  Archie National Park.  Call the following hotel to book your room 請打電話至 下列旅館訂房

La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab (815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532)**  Telephone Number: (1-866-527-1498)  ($165/room/night, plus tax 14.7, breakfast included)

Day 2-3 ) Cedar City, UT (July 22 and 23) :  Call the following hotel to book your room 請打電話至 下列旅館訂房。

Abbey Inn Cedar City (940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720)***  Tel : 435-586-9966  ($130./room/night, plus tax 14.7% , breakfast included)

If you are watching the Shakespeare show “Macbeth”, please go their website to purchase your ticket ($58 for the middle front seat). Search “Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” to find their ticket website. 觀賞 7/23 莎士比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” 親請儘早上網購票 ($58 為中間前排 位置 ) ,以免向隅。可搜尋 ”Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” 購票。

Day 4 ) July 24: Tour Zion National Park, back to Salt Lake City at night time. Zion NP ,晚上巴士回 SLC,

Call University Guest-house (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate ($120/room/night) 

Day 5) July 25: Salt Lake City Day Tour . The City tour finishes at 3 PM  

E) We will be collecting additional tour fees, such as Bus fees, Park fees, etc,  from those we will be attending post-conference tours at the conference.  Actual amount will be determined and announced in a few weeks

For any questions regarding room reservations or ticket purchases, call 王進賢 (949-836-6075) for help  訂房、購票時,若有疑問,可洽詢王進賢 (949-836-6075)

2019 美西夏令會 (Salt Lake City, Utah) 第二次公告

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2019 美西夏令會將於 7 19 20 日於 Salt Lake City (SLC) 舉行,主辦單位將於近期公佈為期兩天的詳細會議 容。本次公告僅就 7 21 24 日的會後旅遊做詳細 明。

SLC 鄰近數座壯麗的國家公園,主辦單位精心規劃了兩條 容豐富的會後旅遊路線。旅遊行程分為北、南兩條路線,均於 7/21 SLC 出發, 7/24 返回 SLC 。北線行經 Jackson Hole, Grand Teton 及黃石國家公園

Jackon Hole, Wyoming

 

Grand Teton NP
Yellow Stone NP

南線行經 Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion 國家公園,並參加 7/23 Cedar City 舉行 Shakespeare Festival 。南北兩線均乘坐舒 適的旅遊巴士,全程車資 ( 包含小費 ) 僅每人 $100

Arches NP
Canyonlands NP
Bryce NP
Zion NP

由於北線在夏季極為熱門,飯店一房難求,即使有住房,房價也是三倍於平日。北線 規劃在 Jackson 住兩夜 (7/21&22) 、黃石國家公園住一夜 (7/23) ,主辦單位費盡九牛二虎 之力為 親爭取到優惠房價但此優惠房價僅到一月底 (2019 ) 截止。擬參加北線旅 遊的親請務必於 1/31 前打電話去完成訂房 !

北線訂房步驟 說 明:

A) Jackson (July 21 & 22) :請打電話至 (A1) (A2) 訂房。

(A1) Antler Inn (43 West Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001)*

[We have reserved 11 rooms ($255/room/night). Antler Inn only accepts group reservation. Please contact Ed Huang (925-659-3683) for group reservation before Jan. 31. These rooms are available on the first come first serve basis]

(A2) Elk Country Inn (480 West Pearl Ave.,Jackson, WY 83001)*  Telelphone : 307-733-2364

我們以 TAC-WC 的名義保留了 10 棟小木屋 ($268/cabin//night) , 每棟小木屋有一間臥室 (內 有兩大床及一沙發 )

B) West Yellowstone NP (July 23)*:  Brandin’ Iron Inn (201 Canyon St, West YellowStone, MT 59758).  Tel : 406-646-9411 ($204/room/night 含早餐 )

所有房價於入住前一個月可全額退費三天的房價兩人不超過 $800 ( 不含 稅10%) 。亦可四人一房, 房價省一半。巴士於 7/24 下午回到 SLC ,住宿於 University Guest-house ($120/room/night) 。

7/25 為 SLC 一日遊。The City tour is over at 3 PM.   

南線較不急於訂房,以下為訂房資訊:

C) Moab, UT (July 21) :  Archie NP.  請打電話至下列旅館訂房。

La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab (815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532)**  Telephone Number: (1-866-527-1498)  ($165/room/night 14.7%稅 ,含早餐 )

D) Cedar City, UT (July 22 and 23) :  請打電話至 下列旅館訂房。

Abbey Inn Cedar City (940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720)***  Tel : 435-586-9966  ($130./room/night 加 14.7%稅 ,含早餐 )

  • July 22: Canyonland NP and Capital Reef NP.
  • July 23: Bryce Canyon NP , 晚上八點觀賞莎士
  • 比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” ($58/person) 。有興趣
  • 觀賞 7/23 莎士比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” 親請
  • 儘早上網購票 ($58 為中間前排 位置 ) ,以免向隅。可
  • 搜尋 ”Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” 購票。

E) July 24: Zion NP ,晚上巴士回 SLC, 將住宿在 University Guest-house in Salt Lake City ($120/room/night)

July 25: 巴士將有 Salt Lake City 一日遊. The City tour is over at 3 PM.   

訂房、購票時,若有疑問,可洽詢王進賢 (949-836-6075) 。主辦單位此刻正緊鑼密鼓的在進行議程規劃、邀請講員及設計報名網站中,親密切注意進一步的訊息。

王進賢

2019 美西夏令會

*As of 1/26/2019, the Northbound tour has only 4 spaces left.

**Identify yourselves as members of TAC-WC, ask for the group rate of $154, if 75% of the reserved 25 rooms are filled before March 31 (Reservation Block confirmation number 08262398).

*** Pay only the group rate of $110 plus tax if the reserved 25 rooms are filled before March 31.

2019 TAC-WC Early Enrollment

Online enrollment for the 2019 TAC-WC event is not yet ready. For now, you can download and print out the registration form by clicking the link below: 

Fill out all the required information, together with all your selections. Add up all the costs and write a check made payable to TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast). Mail the complete form and the check to :

TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast)
c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004

First Announcement of the TAC-WC Conference 2019   – Jim Wang

The Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast (TAC-WC) will take place during July 19-20, 2019 at the University Guest House and Conference Center, located in the historic Fort Douglas (110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt lake City, UT 84113). The Guest House and Conference Center includes a 180 room hotel with spectacular views of Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding University of Utah campus. The Conference Center has approximately 30,000 sq. ft of unique meeting space. Its proximity to a TRAX train station allows one to make a direct connection to downtown and to Salt Lake City International Airport. The rooms are comfortable, with affordable rates and also with nice amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast and wireless. In the summer months, it is competitive to book the Guest House and Conference Center for events.

Dr. Jim Wang (Emeritus Professor of the University of Utah) serves as the Chairman of the Board Directors of TAC-WC for 2018-19. He also assumes the responsibility of organizing the TAC-WC 2019 conference. The board members had proposed several subjects that could be used as the theme for the conference. After discussion and deliberation during the past months, the board members have unanimously chosen: Serve America; Recompense Taiwan to be the theme for the conference, with Dr. Ed Huang in charge of the speaker selection committee to invite speakers to expound on this conference theme.

In addition to enjoying talks delivered by distinguished speakers, seeing old friends and making new acquaintances, another conference highlight will be the after conference tours. Hoping to provide the conference attendees with a delightful and unforgettable memory of the conference long after returning home, Dr. Jim Wang has personally designed the itinerary of two tours, with one going north and the other going south of Salt Lake City after viewing the life performance of the Mormon Choir and Spoken Word at the Temple Square Tabernacle in the morning of July 21, 2019. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of stunning mountains, lakes and rivers from the windows of a chartered tour bus as you are taken to various locations.The northbound tour group will cruise to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While in Jackson Hole, Jim also arranged to have the tour group to participate voluntarily in rafting through the Snake River, from which one can comfortably view the magnificent snow-capped Tetons. One might also spot a moose wading in the back eddy, an osprey diving in the river, or other rare animals playing on the banks of the Snake River.

The southbound tour group will be guided to visit five spectacular National Parks in Southern Utah (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zions). After touring Bryce Canyon National Park, the group is scheduled to lodge in Cedar City for the evening of July 23, 2019, in time to see the performance of a Shakespeare’s play Macbeth  at the world-renowned Utah Shakespeare Festival at 8 PM. The Utah Shakespeare Festival is widely recognized as one of the best professional theater events in the nation. It was awarded the Tony Award for outstanding “Regional Theater”. We are lucky to be in Cedar City during one of its short performance dates to see a performance.