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    The main airport to the area is the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The airport is located approximately 13 miles (a 20-minute drive) from the downtown Minneapolis hotels and convention center. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines but is serviced by more than 13 domestic and international airlines and has more than 1,100 daily arriving flights.

    Discount Air Travel and Car Rental Information

    ASBMR has partnered with Tower Travel and Delta airlines to provide discounted airfare and car rental for the 2012 Annual Meeting. To book directly with Delta, visit www.delta.com or call +1 (800) 328-1111. The ASBMR meeting event code is NME72. To book a flight with any airline or to reserve a car, contact Tower Travel (see below).

    Tower Travel Online:


    You will be guided through setting up a user name/password to access the discounts. Please use ASBMR489 as the security key when setting up your travel account.

    Telephone: +1 (888) 886-7656 or +1 (630) 928-7144 – Mention the ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting

    Email: travel@towertravel.com

    For assistance in confirming the least expensive travel rate, contact Tower Travel. Reservation lines are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday CST and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CST on Saturdays.

    Airport Ground Transportation

    Discounted Airport Shuttle Service
    Use the ASBMR discount for SuperShuttle between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the downtown hotels. ASBMR attendees receive an $8 discount on the round trip fare, making your ticket price $24 plus any fuel surcharges. You will receive a $1 discount on any one-way fare. Reserve your space online, or call +1 (800) 258-3826 and ask for the ASBMR discount, but please note there is an additional fee for booking by phone. Please use discount code B38MV for this service.

    Airport Taxicab Service
    Taxicabs at the airport are plentiful. Fares from the airport are metered and non-negotiable. Expect the fare from the airport to the ASBMR hotels to be approximately $40 plus tip.

    Light Rail
    Minneapolis offers light rail transit between the airport and downtown. One-way fares are less than $3.00 and the downtown rail stops range from 2-8 blocks from the hotels and convention center. For more information visit the light rail website.

    Special Needs

    We want to ensure that you enjoy ASBMR’s 2012 Annual Meeting. If, due to a disability, you have any special needs, please contact ASBMR at asbmr@asbmr.org or +1 (202) 367-1138 and we will do our best to assist you.

    Wheelchair Rentals
    For scooter and wheelchair rentals for your entire stay, contact Scootaround, Inc., at their toll-free hotline: +1 (888) 441-7575. You can also submit a rental inquiry via their website. Please make sure to tell them you are with the ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting. Wheelchair rentals are also available directly from the Minneapolis Convention Center for daily or hourly use on the convention center premises. For more information call +1 (888) 404-5554 or visit www.themobilityshop.com.

    Child Care Services

    ASBMR makes no endorsement of any providers and accepts no liability should you employ child care services while in Minneapolis. Please note: Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in any  ASBMR meeting, session rooms or Discovery/Poster Hall at any time. For more information about child care providers in Minneapolis click here, or contact your hotel concierge or contact ASBMR at +1 (202) 367-1138.