FRIDAY, APRIL 25
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is conveniently located within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular historic sites, entertainment and sports venues, including the neighboring Mercedes Benz Superdome. Numerous streetcar lines, including the Loyola Avenue Streetcar which passes directly in front the hotel, can take you on a scenic tour of New Orleans’ most famed attractions including the famed French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and Garden District.
A reduced conference rate of $179 per night is available to conference attendees until Friday, April 25, 2014. Reservations may be made online below or by calling 504-561-1234 and requesting the AACR 2014 Pancreatic Cancer conference rate. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until the cut-off date. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 13 percent plus $3 occupancy tax per room, per night. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge by 4:00 p.m. CST 72 hours prior to arrival. Note that check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
TRAVEL TO NEW ORLEANS
The closest major airport to the conference site is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), located approximately 15 minutes from the hotel. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:
- Toll-free: 877-924-2298
- Outside of the U.S. and Canada: 630-227-3818
- Email: email@example.com
Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied. You may also call United Airlines directly at (800) 521-4041 or online at www.united.com and enter promo code ZQT2427441. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.
A variety of ground transportation options are available upon arrival; including taxi service, shuttle service, private car service, and car rentals. Taxi service between the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans is approximately $33 one-way, plus gratuity. Shuttle service from the airport to the hotel is approximately $20 per person, one-way. Please call 866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at 800-654-2240 [405-749-4434 outside of the U.S. and Canada] or you may book online at www.hertz.com. Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0018.
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS