Have You Made Your Arrangements for the 114th Annual Meeting?
AHA members will have received the printed annual meeting Program during October. The meeting program is also available online at http://www.theaha.org/annual/program. The meeting preregistration form was included in the Program mailing and in the October Perspectives; it is also reprinted in this issue. The form should be returned to the headquarters office by December 3.
Hotel reservations must be made exclusively through One-Stop Chicago, a service of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. Reservations will be processed by mail, toll-free number, and fax, with separate phone and fax numbers for international attendees. Reservation office hours of phone operations are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. Incoming fax service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You may fax the housing form to One-Stop Chicago at (800) 521-6017, call (800) 424-5248, or mail the form to 108 Wilmot Road, P.O. Box 825, Deerfield, IL 60015-0825. International attendees may fax the form to (847) 940-2386 or call (847) 940-2152 to make a reservation.
The cutoff date to make reservations is December 9. A standard $150 deposit per room reservation is required, accepted by credit card immediately or by check payment accompanying the housing form. The housing service will process all new, changed, and canceled reservations prior to the cutoff date of December 9. Prior to December 9, contact One-Stop Chicago—not your hotel—by telephone, fax, or mail to make changes or to cancel without penalty. After December 17, contact the hotels directly for reservations, changes, and cancellations. (Between December 9 and 17, all reservations will be finalized and transferred between One-Stop Chicago and the hotels.)
The housing service will process any necessary credits and debits of deposit prior to December 9, and refunds will be in the same form of payment as originally made. Cancellations made after December 9 are subject to a $16 cancellation fee by the hotel. Deposits are completely nonrefundable if reservations are not canceled at least 72 hours prior to arrival date.
For additional information about housing, please consult the September or October issues of Perspectives. For copies or additional information, please write the Convention Director at 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889. E-mail: email@example.com. Information and forms may be obtained also from the AHA web site at http://www.theaha.org/annual.
Travel to Chicago
The AHA encourages participants to make flight arrangements through the AHA's official travel agency for the meeting, Association Travel Concepts (ATC), at (800) 458-9383. As the official agency, ATC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines and Alamo Rent-A-Car to bring you special airfares and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public. By calling ATC, you will save 10 to 15 percent on United (I.D. # 558 DV) tickets purchased more than 60 days prior to the meeting. For tickets purchased less than 60 days prior, the discounts will be 5 to 10 percent the lowest available fares. Some restrictions may apply. Discounts apply for travel January 3-12, 2000.
ATC will also search for the lowest available fare on any airline serving Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. ATC also provides personalized service, advance seat assignments, special meal requests, frequent flier programs, electronic ticketing, e-mail access for convenient booking of your tickets and more. To take advantage of these rates and benefits, contact ATC at (800) 458-9383; fax (619) 581-3988; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: http://www.assntravel.com. ATC is open for reservations from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
Car Rental in Chicago
Discounted car rental rates have been negotiated with Alamo Rent-A-Car with rates effective from December 31, 1999, through January 16, 2000. Contact Association Travel Concepts at (800) 45R- 9383. You can also call Alamo or your local travel agency and refer to ID # 75911 and request Rate Code GR.
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