Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO Boston Convention & Exhibition Center June 14 -16, 2015

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How far is my hotel from the conference center?

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is attached to the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The Seaport and Renaissance Hotels are within walking distance.

Omni Parker House and Courtyard Downtown are a 1+ mile walk or you could take a cab or public transportation.

Hampton Inn Crosstown, Courtyard South Boston and Holiday Inn Express are farther away but have shuttles that go to the BCEC.

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Getting to your hotel

Getting to your hotel

If you are coming to Boston by plane to Logan Airport: 

  • If you are going to the Conference Center (BCEC), Westin, Renaissance or Seaport Hotels, take the FREE Silver Line. Look for signs for the Silver Line S1 Bus. Get off at the World Trade Center stop. Take the elevator to Level 2.
  • If you are going to Omni Parker House, Courtyard Downtown, Hamptin Inn Crosstown, Courtyard South Boston, or Holiday Inn Express, we recommend you take Go Shuttle (SLA Attendees get a 10% discount) or a cab.

If you are coming to Boston by bus or train to South Station: 

  • If you are going to the Conference Center (BCEC), Westin, Renaissance or Seaport Hotels, it is a straight 1 mile walk. Take a right on Summer Street, after a mile the BCEC and Westin will be on your right. To go to the Renaissance or Seaport Hotels, take a left over the bridge that is across the street from the BCEC.  If you prefer not to walk, take the FREE Silver Line two stops to the World Trade Center. Take the elevator to Level 2.
  • If you are staying at Omni Parker House, it is a 1 mile walk from South Station. Take a left onto Summer Street then a right onto Tremont Street.  If you prefer not to walk, take the Red Line from South Station to Park Street.
  • If you are staying at Courtyard Downtown, Hamptin Inn Crosstown, Courtyard South Boston, or Holiday Inn Express, we recommend you take a cab.

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Amtrak Discount for SLA2015 Attendees

Amtrak Discount for SLA2015 Attendees

SLA2015 attendees can take advantage of a 10% discount from Amtrak between June 11th and 19th.  Here is the fine print:

  • Attendees must CALL to book their reservations (code will not work online): 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Refer to Convention Fare Code X03Y-930.
  • Travelers should take this letter with them.
  • This code can not be combined with other discounts.
  • This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Offer IS valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.
  • This discount is only  for attendees going to and from SLA2015.  Misuse of the Convention Fare Discount may result in voiding the discount and be removed from activation.

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March 2015: Transportation to Boston Tips & Deals

To support your travel plans (and your budget), we will post transportation tips and deals we uncover. In March we have uncovered so far the following with more to be added:

Peter Pan offers Express Fares for as low as $1 for select cities
These fares are available… “for those who plan ahead, and a fixed-rate fare for those who make their travel plans closer to the last minute. Getting there has never been easier or cheaper.” Check it out: http://peterpanbus.com/peter-pan-express-boston-to-new-york-city/


Traveling from Australia or New Zealand?

Qantas: Remember to sign up for Qantas Red e-Mails to get alerts on latest deals at http://web.qantas.net.au/redemail/am/

Virgin Australia: Every Thursday from 4pm – 11pm AEDT, the airline holds an online Happy Hour Sale! Sign up for alerts and latest deals at http://happyhour.virginaustralia.com/

Note: We have noticed fares are falling for flights from Sydney to Boston so please check out these airlines for deals very soon!

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February 2015: Transportation to Boston Tips & Deals

To support your travel plans (and your budget), we will post transportation tips and deals we uncover. In February we uncovered the following with more to be added:

Amtrak (Northeast Regional)
Tips & Deals: Book in Advance and Save 25% or More on the Northeast Regional
Website: http://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train (Check out the Hot Deals Section)

More Amtrak Discounts 

Students, Seniors, Veterans, and AAA members are eligible for discounts. Check out the latest discounts http://www.amtrak.com/discount-train-fares-for-kids-seniors-military-students-and-more

 

 

 

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January 2015: Transportation to Boston Tips & Deals

January 2015: Transportation to Boston Tips & Deals

To support your travel plans (and your budget), we will post transportation tips and deals we uncover. In January we uncovered the following:

Bus Tips & Deals

Megabus (from locations around the Northeast and East Coast)
Tips & Deals: Cheap, fares from $10 (Philly to Boston) but cannot book more than a few months in advance.
Website: http://us.megabus.com/

Greyhound (from most places to most places in the US)
Tips & Deals: Student discount card can save 20%. Friends/Family, Senior and Military discounts are available. Save money by booking well in advanced and/or online.
Website: https://www.greyhound.com/en/dealsanddiscounts/default.aspx

Peter Pan Bus
Tips & Deals: Discounts are available for Military, Seniors, Commuters, and Children.
Website: http://peterpanbus.com/deals-discounts


Airport Shuttle

GoAirportShuttle
Tips & Deals: Earn one American Airlines AAdvantage® or United MileagePlus® mile for every dollar you spend.
Website: https://goairportshuttle.com/preferred_riders


For more Tips & Deals: Follow @SLA2015Tips  on Twitter.

For more details to help with your travel plans, visit the Traveling to Boston page!

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