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Getting to San Antonio/Leaving San Antonio

Please note: ACTFL does not provide or arrange any type of shuttle for attendees. You may arrange for a shuttle to take you to and from the airport and hotels.
Nearest airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

American Airlines discount

ACTFL has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount off ANY published airfare on www.aa.com for the 2014 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio, TX. The valid travel dates for this discount are November 17 –26, 2014. You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the Promotion Code 56N4BJ  in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.

You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights. Please refer to the Promotion Code 56N4BJ below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge of $25.00 per ticket (subject to change) for all tickets issued by phone. If you book your flight through a travel agency, you will be charged a service charge. For airport purchase, the service charge is $35.00 per ticket. For purchases outside of the United States and Canada, the amounts will vary by country currency.
AA Promotion Code: 56N4BJ

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Delta Airlines discount

ACTFL has partnered with Delta Air Lines to offer attendees a variable discount, ranging from 2% to 10% depending on the chosen date and flight, for airfares for the 2014 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo. The valid dates for this discount are November 18—26, 2014. Reservations and ticketing is available via www.delta.com or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

When searching for flights from the homepage of Delta’s website, click on “More Search Options” and refer to the Meeting Event Code NMHZU to purchase your tickets so that the negotiated discount may be applied. The discount only applies to flights that are designated as DL, KL, or AF flights.
Delta Meeting Event Code: NMHZU

Transportation to/from San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

The San Antonio International Airport is approximately 8.5 miles from the downtown business district with a travel time of approximately 15 minutes by car. View a variety of ground transportation options.

Taxi Cab:
Traveling with a friend - two to six ride for the price of one. Approximate fares, not including tips, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24 - $26; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) $39-$41; Westin La Cantera Resort or JW Marriott $33-$35.

Shuttle Services:
Shuttle service to the downtown area is $18 one-way or $32 round-trip; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) or JW Marriott is approximately $39 one-way or $60 round trip; Westin La Cantera approximately $26 one-way or $42 round-trip. Look for the Shuttle Service kiosks in both terminals near baggage claim or book your trip in advance and get a discount.

Avis Car Rental Discount:
ACTFL has partnered with Avis Rent a Car Systems, Inc. to offer attendees a variable discount ranging from 5% to 25%. When calling Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 or visiting the Avis link below to reserve your car, please use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number B136001. If you are outside of the United States, please call 1-918-624-4301. Avis will search the best rate in San Antonio for your requested sized car. We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible in order to receive the best possible rate. www.avis.com/aagroups

Budget Car Rental Discount:
ACTFL has partnered with Budget car rental company to offer attendees a variable discount ranging from 5% to 25%. When calling Budget directly at 1-800-842-5628 or visiting the Budget link below to reserve your car, please use the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) code U001650. If you are outside of the United States, please call 1-918-624-4301. Avis will search the best rate in San Antonio for your requested sized car. We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible in order to receive the best possible rate. www.budget.com/aagroups

Getting Around Town

Visit the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website to find out more about the many attractions, restaurants, and shops that the city has to offer. Be sure to check out the list of participating establishments where you can receive discount offers by simply showing your 2014 ACTFL Convention badge!

Downtown Travel: If you're in town for a few days and want to take advantage of the Streetcar, your best deal is to buy a One Day Pass for $4.00. Order your pass online or stop by the Downtown Information Center or one of the outlet centers. When you get in town, pick up a streetcar brochure in your hotel lobby. All three streetcar routes connect you to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Free Mobile App: “Go VIA VIA” is the official VIA Metropolitan Transit free mobile app. This app is a convenient and time saving tool for VIA bus riders with iPhone and Android smartphones. Riders can view transit stops in the area and get real time arrivals for routes. Or just set an alert and the app will let you know when your bus is minutes away. You can also use the app to plan your trip, view routes and look up schedules. “Go VIA VIA” provides easy connections to VIA’s online store, rider alerts, Facebook page and Twitter feeds. If you are riding VIA you have to “Go VIA VIA”.

River Taxi: The River Taxi stops at 39 locations on the River Walk. Purchase a one-way pass for $5, 24-hour pass for $10 or a 3-day pass, $25. Click here to see the river taxi route. Look for the river cruiser with the black and yellow checkered flag or black and red checkered flag (prices vary). More information.

Taxi: Travel within the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5. Two - six people ride for the price of one.

The Sightseer Special Bus: The Sightseer Special (Bus 7) runs daily between the city's favorite sites. You can travel to them all for one price. Locations visited by the Sightseer Special include: River Walk Streetcar Station, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Alamo, San Antonio Museum of Art, Japanese Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo, Trinity University, University of Incarnate Word, Witte Museum and San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Bike-Share Program: San Antonio B-Cycle is an automated bike sharing system intended for short trips and quick adventures. B-stations are distributed in downtown San Antonio in highly visible and trafficked areas. Ride a B-Cycle and check it back in to any B-Station within 30 minutes. The clock starts when you undock. Dock and undock at any B-station before 30 minutes expire to reset your clock. Purchase an annual membership or 7-day pass.

Directions & Parking for the Convention Center: The Convention Center is an easy walk from most hotels in the downtown area. Directions to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.