General Information

Hotel Information:
The Regal Riverfront Hotel, the host hotel, is located in the shadows of the Gateway Arch on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. The Regal Riverfront Hotel is just 30 minutes from the airport. Conference attendees can register at the discounted rate of $118 single or double, $140 triple, or $163 quad per night. (This rate is good until all the rooms in our block are reserved or October 12, whichever comes first.) To make your hotel reservations, contact the Regal Riverfront Hotel at (314)241-9500. Be sure to specify that you are attending the ATA Annual Conference.

Registration Desk Hours:  
Tuesday, November 2
Wednesday, November 3
Thursday, November 4
Friday, November 5
Saturday, November 6
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 noon

Job Exchange:
The Job Exchange is one of the most popular features of ATA's Annual Conference. The Exchange offers freelance and independent contractors an excellent opportunity to network and market their services while agency owners and employers peruse resumes and meet prospective contractors and employees.

Child Care:
Child care services can be arranged at the Concierge desk at the Regal Riverfront.

Smoking Policy:
Smoking is not allowed in any meeting rooms or reception areas.

Tours:
Go to Optional Leisure Tours for details and schedule.

Airports:
St. Louis Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel.

Ground Transportation:
Once you have claimed your baggage, you have several choices for transportation to the hotel. The least expensive is the Metrolink, which will take you in for $3. You can also take a shared van with Airport Express Limousine for $10 one-way, or a taxi for $23 to $27.

Special Travel Discounts:
ATA once again offers the services of Conventions in America to help you with your travel arrangements. Conference attendees are eligible for the following: On American Airlines and TWA, save 5% - 10% off the lowest applicable fares; some restrictions apply. (These rates are good for travel between October 29-November 12, 1999.)

Or, on American Airlines take an additional 5% off with a minimum 60-day advance purchase. Call Conventions in America, ATA's official travel agency, for the lowest available fares on any airline and discounts on the official carriers. Plus, receive free flight insurance of $100,000.

Call Conventions in America at 1-800-929-4242, ask for ATA group #505. Outside 800 area, Phone: (619)232-4298; fax: (619)232-6497; Web site: http//www.stellaraccess.com; E-mail: flycia@stellaraccess.com. Reservation hours: M-F 6:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

As for car rentals, conference attendees are eligible for discounts through Alamo Rent A Car. Rates start as low as $34/day or $155/weekly, with unlimited free mileage. Check with Conventions in America personnel for more information.

If you call direct or use your own agency: American 1-800-433-1790, ask for Starfile #1809UD. TWA 1-800-325-4933, ask for ID#V16979. Alamo 1-800-732-3232, ask for ID#252553GR.

Accreditation Workshop:
Wednesday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Go to the Registration Form.)

Accreditation Exam:
Saturday, November 6, 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Go to the Registration Form.)

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, November 3
Thursday, November 4
Friday, November 5
Saturday, November 6

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 noon