If booksellers have not yet made travel arrangements for ABA's Sixth Annual Winter Institute, now is the time. The Winter Institute will be held from Wednesday, January 19, through Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. This educational event – sponsored by the Ingram Content Group – is a member benefit exclusively for ABA bookstore and provisional members.
Discounts between two and 10 percent off of the original ticket price are currently available when purchasing tickets through Amtrak, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. Here is a brief description of each travel deal:
Amtrak offers a 10 percent discount off the best available rail fare to Washington, D.C. between January 11 - 28, 2011.To book your reservation, call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X23E-912 when making your reservation. 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.
The American Booksellers Association has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a five percent discount for the Winter Institute meeting in Washington, D.C. The valid travel dates for this discount are January 11 – 30, 2011. The discount will be good for travel to all three airports in the D.C. area, Reagan, Dulles, and Baltimore. You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to American Airline's website to book your flight. Place the Promotion Code 8711AP 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 8711AP. You may also call (800) 433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Note that Reagan National Airport is the best airport to fly into for easy access to the Crystal Gateway Marriott.
Delta Airlines is pleased to offer discounted airfares. Use the Ticket Designator/Account Code NM6EL when purchasing tickets and your negotiated discount of between two and five percent may be applied. The valid travel dates for this discount are January 14 – 27, 2011. The discount will be good for travel to all three airports in the D.C. area: Reagan, Dulles, and Baltimore. Individuals may call (800) 328-1111 for reservations and ticketing assistance. Reservations cannot be made online. Note that Reagan National Airport is the best airport to fly into for easy access to the Crystal Gateway Marriott.