2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Travel Information

March 2–6 · 2003 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Diego, California



The links below provide additional information about things to do while in San Diego:


Known for it's near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including the World-Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND California, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world.

San Diego’s arts and culture and culinary arts are making a name for themselves, both nationally and internationally. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., features 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres and the World-Famous San Diego Zoo. The region is also a breeding ground for the hottest, new talents of culinary arts, who prepare awardwinning meals in many of the region’s 6,400 eating establishments.

San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports, beachfront resorts and luxury spas, gaming, a dynamic downtown district, annual special events and unique holiday offerings, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods and communities, a rich military history, accessibility for travelers with disabilities and much more.


Shuttle service will be provided to the convention center from the following hotels only: Holiday Inn on the Bay, Best Western, and Embassy Suites. The shuttle service is not responsible for items left on the buses. Also, no glass containers are permitted on the buses. The shuttle service will be available beginning Monday, March 3, 2003 from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and 1:30PM to 6:00PM. This schedule will be followed for Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5. Service on Thursday, March 6 will be available from 6:30AM to 12:30PM.


The San Diego International Airport is 10 minutes from downtown. Airport shuttle is available through CLOUD 9 SHUTTLE at (619) 278-8877. This service accesses all major airlines and Amtrak. Public buses, trolleys, and coasters provide transportation throughout the city and county with travel to and from the airport, all shopping centers, attractions, beaches, hotels, and Mexico. Visit the following website for more transportation options and information, http://


US Airways, is the Official Carrier for attendees to the 2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low fare for attendees traveling to the 2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego.

This special fare will offer a 7% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare. A 12% discount off unrestricted “Y” or B8US/B4AUS fares will apply with 7 day advance reservations and ticketing required. Plan ahead and receive an additional discount by ticketing 60 days or more prior to departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways’ route system. These discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions.

US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip fares. Certain restrictions, including advance purchase requirements, may apply. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.

Discounts are valid February 27 through March 9, 2003.

To obtain these discounts, you or your professional travel consultant must call US Airways’ Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at (877) 874-7687; 8:00 am – 9:30 pm, Eastern Time.


Once your reservations are confirmed, USAirways will mail the tickets to you or suggest several other convenient methods of purchase. If you normally use the services of a travel agent or corporate travel department, please have them place the call so that they may obtain the same advantages for you. The special meeting fare is only available through the US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office.

US Airways group and meeting customers may take advantage of special negotiated rates with Avis Rent A Car. Please call Avis, toll free, at (866) 629-6995 and Reference AWD K609400 for additional information.


Hertz has been selected as the Official Car Rental company for the 2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 2-6, 2003 in San Diego, California. Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited mileage, are guaranteed one week before through one week after the actual meeting dates and are subject to availability. Rates are available from all southern California locations.

Advance reservations may be made by booking online at or calling the Hertz reservations line at 1-800- 654-2240 in the US; 1-800-263-0600 in Canada; International - contact your nearest Hertz reservation center. Identify yourself as an attendee of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and reference the following CV number:


You must give the reservations agent the Hertz CV# to receive the special rates. Advance reservations are recommended.

  Daily Weekend Weekly
Car Class
(Per Day)
(Per Day)
5–7 Day
A Economy-2Dr $35.99 $21.99 $135.99
B Compact-4Dr $40.99 $25.99 $149.99
C Midsize-2/4Dr $44.99 $27.99 $169.99
D Sporty-2Dr $46.99 $32.99 $183.99
F Fullsize-4Dr $49.99 $34.99 $199.99
G Premium $54.99 $39.99 $209.99
I Towncar $65.99 $62.99 $274.99
L 4-Wheel Drive $65.99 $62.99 $279.99
R Minivan $69.99 $64.99 $289.99
U Convertible $65.99 $62.99 $274.99

Terms and Conditions:

  • One way rentals will be given the current oneway rate at the time of making their reservations. Meeting rates are not available on one way rentals.
  • Additional daily charges for optional coverage (Loss Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Personal Effect Protection, refueling and state tax) are not included in the above rates.
  • Drivers must meet standard Hertz age, driver, and credit requirements.
  • Hertz is a frequent flyer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest, United, and American Airlines. Frequent flyer information may be requested at time of car booking.
  • • Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Weekend rentals have a minimum two-day keep and Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep.




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