Travel Discounts and Information

Train

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) between April 7, 2012 and April 25, 2012. To book your reservations, please call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your travel professional. Please refer to Fare Code X25H-930 to receive the 10% discount. When calling the 800 number, say "agent" or press "0" to speak with a live customer service agent to make reservations.

*Note: The convention discount fare cannot be booked via Amtrak.com. This offer is not valid on Acela Express service or on the Amtrak Auto Train. Offer is valid with Sleeper accommodations, Business Class or First Class seating with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Northeast Regional service for all departures seven days a week, except during holiday blackout dates.

SEPTA Airport Rail Line also connects the airport with Philadelphia’s Center City. For more information, please visit www.septa.org.



Air Travel

American Airlines is offering all RIMS 2012 attendees a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare. The discount is available from April 7, 2012 – April 25, 2012 for travel to Philadelphia International Airport. Book your reservations online at www.AA.com and enter offer code 4542BG.

Reservations can also be made by calling American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790 from anywhere in Canada or the US and providing the offer code of 4542BG.

*Please note, a reservation service charge of $25 per ticket will apply for tickets purchased through American Airlines Reservations and a $30 service charge per ticket will be applied to tickets purchased at the airport. These amounts are subject to change. At this time there is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed on www. AA.com. The percentage discount can be booked online at www.AA.com for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only.

Attendees calling from outside Canada and the US should call their local American Airlines reservations number with the above promotion code.

Delta is pleased to offer discounts between 2% and 10% on roundtrip travel to RIMS 2012 in Philadelphia via the International Philadelphia Airport. Discounts are applicable for travel on and between April 10, 2012 to April 22, 2012. To make your air reservation call (800) 328-1111 and refer to account code: NY2D8.

*Please note, offer is not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers. Discount does not apply to fares that are less than $125USD/$125CAD base one way or $250USD/$250CAD base round trip. Please adhere to other regulations as instructed when making reservations.

We are please to offer special discounts for the RIMS 2012 Conference. You may book online at www.continental.com and enter offer code: ZKYR204098 in the offer code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800.468.7022, please give the following information:

Agreement Code: 204098          Z Code: ZKYR

Outside of the United States, please call your local Continental Airlines Reservation Office.

*Please note, there will be a $25USD service fee collected, per ticket, for all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations. This fee is subject to change without notice.

Car Rental

By using the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: J098317

(effective from April 10, 2012 – April 22, 2012), RIMS 2012 Conference attendees will receive the best Avis rate system-wide and may reserve through:

Avis Reservation Center at (800) 331-1600 or visit
Online Reservations



Taxis

Taxis are available at designated areas of the airport and Amtrak train station; follow signs leading to the transportation plazas and a transportation coordinator will assist you.



Airport Shuttles

Lady Liberty Airport Shuttle

Travel from the Philadelphia International Airport - $10 per transfer

  • Reservations are not required for airport arrivals. Service is available from 5:30am until 12:00 midnight
  • Shuttles depart the PHL airport approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • Upon Arrival please proceed to the Ground Transportation Counter (located in Baggage Claim) - Register with the counter attendant (ticket number will be called when van arrives)
  • Dial 27 from the ground transportation counter phones (in Baggage Claim) and inform dispatcher of destination and number in party (please call after luggage is claimed)
  • The ground transportation counter employees will then coordinate you outside to your Lady Liberty Shuttle van.
  • Lady Liberty Shuttles pick up outside baggage claim at ZONE 7.

Travel to the Philadelphia International Airport

  • Call 215-724-8888 one day prior to make a reservation in advance.
  • Recommended pick-up time is at least 2 to 2.5 hours before departure time for domestic flights.
  • Recommended pick-up time is at least 3 to 3.5 hours before departure time for international flights


Parking

There are multiple parking lots and fees at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.



Shuttle Bus Service

RIMS will provide complimentary shuttle bus service between the majority of hotels in RIMS’ housing block and the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).

Service will not be provided for the following hotels, which are within walking distance of the PCC: Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Le Meridien, Loews, and Philadelphia Marriott.

Service frequency will vary throughout the day. Please look for detailed shuttle bus schedules in your hotel lobby.

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