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Travel Information

Travel Information

New Orleans Attractions, Transportation, Restaurants, & Shopping

Visit the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website for our event at www.neworleans.com/actfl-18 to find out more about the great attractions, restaurants, shops, discounts and deals that the city has to offer. For information about transportation during your stay in the city, look under the “Trip Planning” header and click on “Maps & Transportation” link on the website.


Getting to New Orleans

By Air

Nearest airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Please note: ACTFL does not provide or arrange any type of airport shuttle for attendees. You may take a taxi cab or arrange for a shuttle to take you to and from the airport and hotels.

Delta Airlines Discount

ACTFL has partnered with Delta Airlines to offer attendees a variable discount, ranging from 2% to 10% depending on the class of service booked, for airfares for the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo. The valid dates for this discount are November 10—23, 2018.

Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111 (no service fee), which is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.

When searching for flights from the site, select the "Book Your Flight" link and this will bring you to the "Book a Flight" page. Enter the Meeting Event Code NMRSW in the box provided to purchase your tickets so that the negotiated discount may be applied. Not all fares are eligible for a discount and discounts apply to round trip travel only. Fares are valid via DL, DL Connection and DL applicable codeshare flights, and international discounts apply for travel on AZ coded flights. Once ticketed, if changes occur, an administrative fee may apply in addition to any difference in the fare.

 

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United Airlines Discount

 

ACTFL has partnered with United Airlines to offer attendees a variable discount, ranging from 2% to 10% depending on the booking class, for airfares for the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo. The valid dates for this discount are November 12—21, 2017. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.united.com or by calling United Meetings Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.

When searching flights on www.united.com, enter the Offer Code ZEYM734145 (Z Code and Agreement Code combined) in the box provided in order to apply the discount to your ticket(s). If you are calling the United Meetings Reservations Desk or a travel agency, provide the Z Code and Agreement Code listed below.

United Airlines Offer Code: ZEYM734145
Z Code: ZEYM
Agreement Code: 734145

By Train

Amtrak Rail Discount

 

ACTFL has teamed up with Amtrak to offer attendees 10% savings off the lowest available rail fare to New Orleans, LA between November 12 - 19, 2018. To book your reservation, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 and refer to the Convention Fare Code X49H-999. There is not a fee to book your reservation over the phone. Reservations cannot be booked online. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Convention Fare Code: X49H-999


Getting Around New Orleans

Please visit this link to view complete information about getting around in New Orleans.

Airport Shuttle

2018 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo Discounted Airport Shuttle

In order to book shuttle transportation online, please book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time. You may make your shuttle reservation and modify your existing reservation using the link above. The discount only applies to reservations made through this web portal. For more information regarding instructions upon arrival, please click on the “See PDF” button below.

 

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Taxi Cab

The taxi fare from the airport to the city center for one or two people is approximately $33, and $14 per passenger for three or more passengers. Pick-up at the airport is on the lower level outside of baggage claim.

https://www.neworleans.com/plan/transportation/cabs-and-taxis/

Ride Sharing Services

Uber and Lyft services are both offered in New Orleans and are able to accommodate airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

Parking

Parking at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center:

MCCNO Parking Rates:

$15 per car/truck per day with no in/out privileges

$25 per oversized vehicle per day with no in/out privileges

Public parking is in Lot F, Lots G & J are backup parking areas

Parking at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel (HQ):

Self-parking at the hotel is $44.00 per night with in/out privileges.

Self-Parking

0-1 Hour

$11.00

1-2 Hours

$13.00

2-4 Hours

$15.00

4-6 Hours

$19.00

6-12 Hours

$21.00

12-24 Hours

$44.00

Valet parking is $49.00 per night with unlimited in/out privileges.

Valet

0-1 Hour

$15.00

1-2 Hours

$19.00

2-4 Hours

$23.00

4-6 Hours

$27.00

6-24 Hours

$49.00

Lost Ticket Rate: $90.00

Vehicles Over 20’: $170.00 per night

Renting a Car

Budget & Avis

Budget and Avis are offering ACTFL 2018 attendees a discount code to use during your stay in New Orleans from November 9-25, 2018.

  • Budget: Use the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number U022015 when making your reservation to ensure that you receive the best available car rental rates. You may call Budget at 1-800-842-5628 or go online using this link to make your reservation. If you have any issues, you may also contact AGBMeetings@avisbudget.com.
  • Avis: Use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number J906653 when making your reservation in order to receive the best available car rental rates. You may call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 or go online using this link to make your reservation. If you have any issues, you may also contact AGBMeetings@avisbudget.com.

Reminder:  All rentals are subject to a driver’s license check and all drivers should be 25 or older with a major credit card.  Any drivers between the ages of 21-24 will incur an underage fee of $27.00 per day.