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Optimist International Convention: Travel Information

Travel Discounts
Before you book your travel and housing, consider the days you want to arrive early and/or stay after the convention events. Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, special deals are available for Optimist Members for the International Convention.

Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) serves as the gateway to New Mexico and is the primary airport for Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It is the largest commercial airport in New Mexico, with nearly five million passengers served each year. It is located 3 miles northwest of The Downtown Albuquerque Hyatt Regency, Double Tree by Hilton Albuquerque and the Andaluz Hotel.

Airline Discounts

Air Canada
Discount Code: VNC3X9V1
Tickets must be purchased via Air Canada’s website and the Discount Code must be applied at the time of booking. Travel valid June 24-July 15, 2017.

Delta
Meeting Code: NMPGH
Tickets can be booked via Delta’s website or over the phone at 800-328-1111. Ticketing agent fees may apply for phone reservations. Travel valid June 26-July 13, 2017.

United
Z-Code: ZXRR
Agreement Code: 291089
Tickets can be booked via United Airline’s website and over the phone at 800-426-1122. Ticketing agent fees may apply for phone reservations. Travel valid June June 28-July 11, 2017.

Traveling by Train
AMTRAK
In addition to flying and driving to the 99th Optimist International Convention, Albuquerque is a major stop on the Amtrak line between Chicago and Los Angeles. Amtrak regularly offers a number of discounts for children, seniors, AAA Members and students.

Traveling by Bus
Greyhound
Greyhound departs from 3,800 cities across the United States and Canada and drops off a few blocks from the Hotel Andaluz and a 15 minute walk to the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Cost and transit time varies depending on departing city, and discounts are offered for students, military and veterans and seniors.

Rental Car Discounts
Optimist International receives recognition from the following rental car agencies for travel during the 99th Optimist International Convention. Advance reservations are recommended, as cars are subject to availability. The following rental car companies are offering discounts:

Enterprise
Corporate code: GE1025
Company PIN: OPT
418-861-8820

Avis Rent-a-Car
Discount code: B038300
800-525-7537

Budget
Discount code: U160153

Hertz
CV#: 022Q8353
800-654-2240

Transportation between Airport and Hotels
There are a number of options to get from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and Hotel Andaluz. Reservations will be made directly through the transportation companies website, over the phone or in-person at the desk once your flight has landed.

Sunport Shuttle is conveniently located across from Southwest Baggage Carousel #3. Sunport Shuttle offers affordable rates for both one-way ($11 USD) and round trip ($20 USD) options.
To book your shuttle reservation in advance, call (505) 883-4966 or (866) 505-4966. Advanced reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.

Taxi Transportation
All taxis are based on a fluid rate and are approximately $20.00 USD to the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and Hotel Andaluz. Taxi’s will be available on site.
Albuquerque Cab Company - 505-883-4888

Yellow Cab Company - 418-653-7777

ABQ Green Cab Company - 505-243-6800

RV Campgrounds
If interested in traveling cross country from the comforts of a personal RV, a KOA Campground is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains, a short 15 minute drive from the Albuquerque Convention Center. For information regarding amenities, rates, reservation details and additional details, please visit the Albuquerque KOA Campground’s website.