The TMS Fall Meeting 2002 will be headquartered at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, October 6-10, 2002. Additional travel
information will be added to this site as it becomes available. For
information about Columbus,
Ohio, please visit the Columbus
Visitor's Bureau web site.
GETAWAY TO COLUMBUS
While in Columbus
for the TMS
2002 Fall Meeting, dont forget to visit some of the great
attractions the area has to offer!
Columbus Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art features works from an outstanding collection
of impressionists, German expressionists, cubists, American modernists,
and contemporary artists, including works by Degas, Monet, Matisse,
Picasso, Bellows, Demuth, Hopper, Marin and OKeeffe. Highlights
include the Russell Page Sculpture Garden and the Ross Photography Center.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Playing host to more than 2.5 million visitors each year, the Columbus
Zoo and Aquarium has received national recognition for its success in
breeding cheetahs and lowland gorillas, and for having the countrys
largest collection of reptiles. The Manatee Coast, a $10 million mangrove
waterway habitat that holds 190,000 gallons of water, various fish
and turtle species, and three manatees, opened in 1999. Currently under
construction are the Australia and the Islands projects, which will
feature animals from Australia and the islands of Southeast Asia.
Jack Nicklaus Museum
Opening in the spring of 2002, just miles from where Nicklaus grew up,
the Jack Nicklaus Museum will include interactive exhibits and memorabilia
documenting Nicklaus career as a golfer, golf course designer,
businessman, and family man. Highlights include a series of exhibits
that chronicle Nicklaus playing career through his performance
in the sports five major championships the Masters, U.S.
Open, British Open, PGA
Championship and U.S. Amateur.
Nationwide Arena/Arena District
Nationwide Arena, a 20,000-seat, multi-purpose arena, opened in September
2000 as the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The facility, located
in downtown Columbus, also hosts an array of concerts and family entertainment
events. The arena is the only facility in the National Hockey League
with an attached practice facility. The Arena District, a 95-acre planned
development, surrounds the arena. It features restaurants, nightclubs
and office space, as well as the Arena Grand Theatre, an upscale first-run movie theater, and the PromoWest Pavilion, an indoor/outdoor
music hall styled after the House of Blues.
COSI Columbus, the citys interactive science center, is located
in a 300,000-square-foot building that is more than five times larger
than the White House. World-renowned architect Arata Isozaki designed
the new building, which features eight Learning Worlds where
visitors can experience hands-on activities that make science understandable
and fun. The Learning Worlds are Ocean, Adventure, KidSpace, Progress,
I/O, Gadgets, Life and Space. COSI also features a seven-story Extreme
Screen Theater and a 21st century planetarium. COSIs president
is former astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan. This years featured traveling
exhibit is The Hundred Languages of Children, which documents
the work of children from a preschool in Italy. It will be on display
through Dec. 31, 2002.
German Village/Brewery District
As the largest privately restored historic district in the United States,
German Village features quaint homes, gardens, shops, and galleries
along brick-lined streets. Popular German Village attractions include
Schiller Park, Schmidts Restaurant & Sausage Haus and the
32-room Book Loft. The adjacent Brewery District, one of the citys
top entertainment districts, is chock full of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Schottenstein Center/Ohio Stadium
The Schottenstein Center, a 20,000-seat multi-purpose arena opened in
October 1998, is home to The Ohio State University mens and womens
basketball teams, the mens ice hockey team and a variety of other
sporting events, concerts and shows. The football team plays its home
games in the recently renovated Ohio Stadium, one of the largest in
college football. Ohio State fields teams in more than 30 sports.
TMS would like to thank the Greater
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the photograph
and city information.
For more information visit the greater Columbus convention and visitors
bureau online at http://
www.VisitColumbus.org or call 1-800-345-4FUN.
Airways, the Official Carrier of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting.
US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low rate for attendees traveling
to the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
This special fare will offer a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class
and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare. A 10% discount
off unrestricted coach fares will apply with 60 days advance reservations
and ticketing before 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.
US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees
who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip
fares. The above discounts are not combinable with other discounts or
promotions, and are valid three days before and after the meeting dates.
Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.
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.
REFER TO GOLD FILE NO. 14192113
Once your reservations are confirmed, US Airways Group and Meeting
Reservation Office 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 Group and Meeting Reservation
RENTAL CAR DISCOUNTS
is the Official Car Rental Company of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting in Columbus,
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 car availability. Rates are available from all Ohio locations.
Hertz now offers attractive options for travelers with optional Hertz
NeverLost audio driving directions, touch-screen Computerized Driving
Directions where available, and portable cell phone rentals.
Advance reservations may be made by booking online at www.hertz.com
or calling the Hertz reservations number (US: 1-800-654-2240; Canada:
1-800-263-0600; International: contact your nearest Hertz reservation
center) and identify yourself as an attendee of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting
and reference the CV number which follows:
Hertz CV #02QJ0003
RATES BEING OFFERED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
| Car Class
Standard rental and credit qualifications apply. Taxes, vehicle licensing
fees/tax reimbursement, transportation fee, transaction fee, and optional
items, such as refueling, are extra. At many airports and hotels, a
5% - 12.75% airport/hotel concession fee recovery applies on car rental.
Terms and Conditions:
- UNLIMITED MILEAGE ALLOWANCE ON ABOVE RATES.
- One-way service fee will apply when cars are not returned to renting
- 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 fl yer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest,
United, and American Airlines. Frequent flyer information may be requested
at time of car booking.