July 20, 2009
Nine major public transit positions available in this week's classified ads!
|COUNTDOWN TO 2009 ANNUAL MEETING
Travel, Lodging Discounts for Meeting Participants
The two Orlando Grande Lakes hotels will be the official hotels for the 2009 APTA Annual Meeting. APTA room blocks are available at special prices, but these will close soon, so reserve your hotel room now. The registration forms are online.
In addition, guests at the Grande Lakes hotels are eligible for special discount rates on spa services, golf, and private guided fly fishing and eco-tours. Information is available at the same link.
Two airlines are offering special discount rates to Orlando. Please call APTA’s official travel agent, Travel Destinations Management Group, (800) 635-7307; the airline; or your travel agent to obtain round-trip transportation at the lowest convention fares.
For American Airlines, contact the airline’s Convention Desk at (800) 433-1790 to obtain these reduced fares. Include the APTA Account Number: A63H9AC.
For JetBlue, log on with code APTAORLANDO for a 5 percent discount.
Reduced Train Fares
Amtrak will offer a 10 percent discount off the lowest available fare to Orlando from Oct. 1-10. To book space, contact the National Reservations Desk, (800) 872-7245, or your local travel agent. Make sure you refer to the fares order number when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on Auto Train. Fare is valid on Acela and Metroliner services for all departures except holiday blackouts. Fare is also valid on sleepers, business class, or first class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Give the APTA Fares Order Number: X02W-956.
Reduced Car Rental Rates
Avis Rent a Car offers special low rental rates which are available one week before and one week after the conference. Rentals include unlimited mileage. Contact Avis by either calling toll free (800) 331-1600 or online. Provide the code AWD# D757633.