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General Travel Information

ITS/ExpoExchange Group is ALA’s travel management company for both hotel and airline reservations. As an ALA attendee or exhibitor, you are eligible for special airline and hotel rates.

To reach the ALA Travel Desk, please call 1-800-974-9833 or 847-282-2529 and identify yourself as an attendee or exhibitor of the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. The ALA Travel Desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST.

Hotel Reservations and Deadline Information

You can make hotel reservations by: calling the ALA Travel Desk at 1-800-974-9833 or 847-282-2529 and identifying yourself as an attendee or exhibitor of the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando; mailing or faxing the housing reservation form in this PDF; or through our online housing resevation form. The housing reservation form features SSL encryption to ensure the privacy of your information.

Hotel reservation requests will be accepted until May 21, 2004, subject to availability. A list of selected hotels and their rates is included in this section. Rates are quoted for the room, not per person, and all rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Special rates are available only when you book directly with the ALA Travel Desk.

All rooms are subject to applicable tax, currently at 11.5% for hotel tax. After May 21, 2004, the ALA Travel Desk will continue to make reservations on a space available basis only (i.e., book early to get the hotel of your choice).

Hotel Confirmations, Cancellations or Changes

Confirmation of the room reservation will be acknowledged by the travel desk and sent within 72 hours. Any questions regarding your reservation should be directed to the ALA Travel Desk at 1-800-974-9833 or 847-282-2529, not the hotel. A first night’s room and tax deposit (payable by credit card) is required to hold hotel reservations. Your first night’s deposit is refundable with at least a 72-hour cancellation notification to the hotel, prior to the day of your arrival. Check your confirmation for details on your hotel’s policy.

Airline Reservation Information

The ALA Travel Desk has negotiated exclusive airfare discounts to Orlando for all ALA members and exhibitors. Fly on the official airlines and save!

  • United Airlines offers a 10% discount off the lowest applicable published fare when you book and ticket 30 days or more prior to travel. Save 5% off the lowest applicable published fare when you book within 29 days of travel. Applicable restrictions must be met. Or take advantage of United Airline’s Area fares with no Saturday night stay required. Applicable restrictions must be met.
  • ALA in cooperation with Delta Air Lines Offers: 5% discount off Delta's published round-trip fares excluding A, I, U and T classes of service. 10% discount on Delta's domestic published unrestricted round-trip coach fares (Y06) rates. No advance reservations or ticketing is required. 5% discount on SONG (Q, K,& L Fares) Special round-trip Zone Fares for midweek travel requiring only a two day minimum stay (no Saturday night required) with seven day advance reservations and ticketing. Fares are fully refundable less an administrative fee. These discounts are applicable for travel in the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, San Juan, Nassau, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. To take advantage of these discounts and makeimmediate reservations, click on Delta's logo below: ** please note, some fares may be already deeply discounted indicating the lowest available fare is shown. Should this be the case, "discount ineligible" will be displayed. Please continue to book your flight or choose alternate flights.

Contact ExpoExchange at 800-621-1083 for airline reservations. (Outside the U.S. and Canada call 847-940-1176), or send E-mail to airtravel@expoexchange.com. ExpoExchange is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. (CT)

You can make your air reservations online.

Or contact the official airlines directly:

United Airlines: 800-521-4041, Provide ALA ID #502CQ to receive discounts. On the United Airlines website, www.united.com, provide E-Cert Number 101605000003507942 for online discounts.

Delta Airlines: https://www.delta.com/home/index.jsp

Airport Transportation Information

Airport Shuttle

The Mears Company Shuttle Buses are available on Level 1 on the A and B sides of the Terminal, in spaces A2 & A28, B4 & B33 of the Commercial Lanes. A ride to International Drive costs $14.00/one way, $24.00/round-trip, per person. Call Mears at (407) 423-5566.

Taxi Services

Taxis are available on Level 1 on the A and B sides of the Terminal, in locations A16, A17, B20-B22 on the Commercial Lane. A taxi ride to International Drive averages $29.00-$34.00 per person.

Bus Services

Available on Level 1 of the Main Terminal, on the A side, at Commercial Lane spaces 32-34.

Lynx buses 11, 41, 42, and 51 depart every 30 minutes to downtown Orlando and International Drive, from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm (less frequent on Sundays and holidays). Travel time to downtown is approximately 40 minutes, and to International Drive approximately 60 minutes, at a cost of $1.25 for either destination.

Additional connecting service to shopping and residential areas also available. For more information on Lynx buses, check out http://www.golynx.com/.

Train and Bus Travel to Orlando

Amtrak: The Silver Service/Palmetto route (New York to Miami, Fl) passes through, and the Sunset Limited route (Los Angeles to Orlando)termintates in Orlando, at 1400 Singh Blvd. For reservations or information, contact Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or go online at www.amtrak.com. Both routes connect with many other Amtrak routes.

Greyhound: All Greyhound buses arrive and depart from 555 N. John Young Parkway. For information, contact Greyhound at 800-229-9424 or go online at www.greyhound.com.

ALA Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle buses, sponsored by The Gale Group, will operate between all participating hotels and the Orange County Convention Center during the Conference. Service will also be provided for attendees with disabilities. Shuttle bus service schedules (including daily pick-up times, locations and destinations) will be published in Cognotes (the daily show newspaper available during the Conference) and will be available onsite. Complimentary bus service is provided by The Gale Group. Don’t forget to stop by their booth and say thanks for the lift!

Avis Rent-A-Car

Visit the AVIS website use the ALA discount to rent a car for the ALA Annual Conference. Or, contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 and use your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D005980.

Get Around Orlando on the I-Ride Trolley

Symbolizing its role as a true destination, the International Drive Resort Area offers its guests a certain amenity with all the bells and whistles: the exclusive, convenient, and cost saving I-RIDE Trolley Service. The I-RIDE Trolleys travel exclusively throughout the International Drive Resort Area.

The Main Line begins at the north end in the Major Boulevard area. It travels the majority of International Drive and services the south International Drive Resort area as well with 78 convenient stops. Main Line trolleys arrive approximately every 20 minutes. The Green Line begins and ends on International Drive but primarily travels along Universal Boulevard with 15 convenient stops. Green line trolleys arrive approximately every 30 minutes. Stops include many hotels and attractions.

I-RIDE Trolleys operate year-round, seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Trolleys are air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Fares are: .75 cents for adults, .25 cents for Senior citizen (65 and over) and all children age 12 and under RIDE FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Exact change is required, $1.00 accepted. Drivers do not carry cash Unlimited Ride passes are available at over 65 locations within the International Drive Resort Area, including many hotels and restaurants For maps and trolley stop locations, visit http://www.iridetrolley.com.

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