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|Do you need a visa?
Please visit our visa information pages to determine if you require a travel visa to attend the Annual Meeting. PLAN EARLY !
Getting to Denver
Receive at least a 5% discount on domestic and international roundtrip flights for the GSA Annual Meeting by using code 585RS when you call the United MeetingsPlus reservation line at +1-800-521-4041, make a reservation online at www.united.com, or reserve through your travel agent. Discounts apply to travel between 20 Oct. and 13 Nov. 2010.
Car rental discount: Hertz will offer discounts of up to 20% off car rentals when reservations are made in conjunction with your United Airline reservations; use Hertz discount number CV02R30006.
Denver's Union Station is located at 1701 Wynkoop Street about 13 blocks from the Colorado Convention Center. The station is open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Union Station is served by the California Zephyr route. Route schedules and train fare information can be found at www.amtrak.com.
Getting from DIA to downtown Denver
Ground transportation information is on Level 5 of DIA’s main terminal; information counter hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily, and their number is +1-303-342-4059. All commercial transportation arrives and departs outside the Level 5 doors on both the west and east sides of the terminal. Passengers must wait at the designated terminal “island” for transportation.
[ transportation drop off / pick up map ]
The SuperShuttle counter is also on Level 5 in the main terminal. Shuttles operate daily every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and then as needed. SuperShuttle serves all downtown hotels to/from DIA for US$19 each way / US$38 roundtrip (save $6 on the roundtrip fare by using discount code GWMPA when reserving). Use GWMPA to also save $5 each way on private sedan/SUV trips to and from DIA.
Public Bus Service: RTD SkyRide
+1-303-299-6000, +1-800-366-7433, www.rtd-denver.com/skyRide_SubHome.shtml
Catch the bus from island 5 outside East Terminal exit door 511 or West Terminal exit door 506. Route information is available at the Regional Transportation District (RTD) information booth on Level 5. Downtown Denver is served by SkyRide Route AF: Buses leave DIA for downtown every 30 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. The trip takes ~55 minutes and is US$10 (cash) each way (or US$18 roundtrip if you buy passes at the RTD booth).
Wheelchair-Accessible Buses, Shuttles, Taxis, or Vans
All of RTD’s SkyRide buses are wheelchair accessible. SuperShuttle, Yellow Taxi, and Metro Taxi have accessible vehicles and can provide assistance for limited numbers of people with prior notice and reservation.
Metro Taxi: +1-303-333-3333
Yellow Cab: +-303-777-7777
Taxi stands are located outside East Terminal exit doors 505 and 507 and West Terminal exit doors 510 and 512.
Flat rates are the same for both companies:
- DIA to downtown: US$51 + US$3.50 gate fee
- DIA to the Denver Tech Center: US$57 + US$3.50 gate fee
- DIA to Boulder: Flat rate of $US84 + $3.50 gate fee
Taxis arriving at DIA are not subject to gate fees.
Hertz will offer discounts of up to 20% off car rentals when reservations are made in conjunction with United Airline reservations; use Hertz discount number CV02R30006.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car, +1-800-593-0505, www.enterprise.com
Save 5% when you make your reservation online via the Enterprise Business Rental Program using number 1299A11 and pin GEO.
Travel to the United States
Most travelers to the United States must hold a valid visa and a passport that is valid for six months longer than the intended visit. Please visit our visa information pages to determine if you require a travel visa to attend the Annual Meeting.
If you do need a visa, we urge you to begin the process immediately. An interview appointment is required for a visa application at all embassies and consulates, and while the wait time for this appointment varies, it may take as long as three months, with processing taking an additional month or more. Check the U.S. State Department’s Web site for specific wait-time information.
There have been some important changes to the US-VISIT program. The program now requires most foreign visitors to have fingerprints made of all their fingers and a digital photograph taken to verify their identity at the consulates as well as the port-of-entry (Canadians should double-check their US-VISIT exempt status). A departure confirmation program is also now currently in place as part of US-VISIT. This program applies to all visitors, including those from visa-waiver countries.
Also new: Beginning in January 2010, visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program must register with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before entering the country. Learn more on the U.S. State Department’s Web site.