NEXT Conference & Exposition Housing & Travel

  • The following housing and travel information applies to NEXT Conference being held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Housing

    APTA's official housing bureau for NEXT is J. Spargo & Associates.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than J. Spargo and Associates.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, e-mail, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

    Learn more about how to avoid pirates and poachers.

    APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. To support APTA and its efforts, we encourage you to book your housing accommodations using APTA's official housing vendor, J. Spargo & Associates by May 21, 2014. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at aptahousing@jspargo.com.

    Hotel rates, location, and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the J. Spargo representatives via the methods listed below:

    • Online: Secure your guest room reservation online, 24 hours a day.
    • By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 877/585-6003. If outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418. The APTA Housing Center is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, ET.

    Special Requests: To request a hospitality suite contact Angela Smith, APTA Housing Account Manager at angela.smith@jspargo.com. Note: All suite requests must receive APTA approval before the reservation is confirmed.

    Exhibitors

    Exhibitor Housing Information.

    Travel

    Air Travel

    Discounted rates are available by referencing the codes below when making your reservations.

    American Airlines:
    800/433-1790; use Auth# A2564DW
    www.AA.com/group; use Promo Code: 2564DW
    Travel Dates 6/7/2014 - 6/17/2014

    Delta Airlines
    800/328-1111 | Account Code: NMH78
    Online: www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the NMH78 in the box provided on the Search Flight page. There is no service fee when booking online.
    Travel Dates 6/7/2014 - 6/17/2014

    United Airlines:
    800/426-1122; Z code: use ZR99 and Agreement Code: 740029
    Online www.united.com, Enter ZR99740029 in the Offer Code Box.
    There is no service fee when booking online.
    Travel Dates 6/7/2014 - 6/17/2014

    Rail Travel

    The Charlotte depot is located approximately 4 miles from the Charlotte Convention Center and surrounding hotels. Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Charlotte between 6/8/2014-6/17/2014. 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 X26R-983 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service and is subject to other restrictions.

    Ground Transportation

    Rental Car, Taxi, and Shuttle Information

    Car Rental

    Discounted rates are available for NEXT 2014 participants. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations:

    Avis
    AWD Number: T031299
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/331-1600

    Budget
    BCD Number: X570999
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/842-5628

    Visit Charlotte

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