Travel Info
What is the Process?
Once you are registered for the Summit, you will be able to make airline and hotel reservations.

The registration deadline is May 2, 2006.

Step 1    Event registration is required. Register online to attend.

Step 2

Lodging reservations are made directly with the host hotel. You may reserve a room online or call the Doubletree Hotel Austin at: (512) 454-3737 or (800) 222-8733. Use group reservation code: NIS.

Step 3

Airline reservations must be made with Giselle's Travel at:
(916) 922-0330 or (800) 523-0100
Joycelyn (x3006) - joycelynl@globaltrav.com
Amina (x3026) - aminak@globaltrav.com

Airfare will be billed directly to the Summit without cost to invited participants. It will not be reimbursed if otherwise arranged. Once the ticket has been issued, any modification costs will be borne by the traveler.

How are Expenses Reimbursed?
Invited participants or their designees will have normal travel expenses covered. This includes airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation, and incidental expenses. Airfare will be covered directly. Lodging elsewhere than the event hotel will be reimbursed at a maximum of GSA rates, as will meals. Mileage for travel by car in lieu of air will be reimbursed at GSA rates, not to exceed the cost of airfare.

An expense claim for lodging, meals outside of those provided during the Summit, ground transportation, and incidental expenses will be provided at the meeting.

Summit Hotel
The National Interoperability Summit will be in beautiful, historic Austin, Texas.

Doubletree Hotel Austin
6505 I-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752-4346
(512) 454-3737
www.austin.doubletree.com
Online reservations »

Hotel Reservations
The cutoff date for reservations is Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Any cancellations must be made by 4:00pm, 24 hours before the day of arrival.

The single room rate (one person) is $85/night, plus 15% room tax. Double rooms (two persons) are available at $125/night. The added cost for a second person will not be reimbursed unless both are shown to be registered for the Summit.

Ground Transportation
The Doubletree Hotel Austin is approximately 5 miles north of downtown Austin and 12 miles from the airport, which is southeast of town. Taxis and Super Shuttle van service are available outside of the baggage claim area of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

The Doubletree Austin recommends using the Super Shuttle van service. To make a reservation with Super Shuttle in advance so a driver will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area, contact Super Shuttle at (800) 258-3826. The one-way fare is $12 per person.

For taxi service, the one-way fare is approximately $25-$30 and the hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the airport. For a taxi, contact American Yellow Checker Cab Company at (512) 452-9999.

Rental car expenses will not be reimbursed.

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