Hotel & Travel

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The NCA 103rd Annual Convention will convene in Dallas, TX. Booking a room within the NCA room block is an important way to support the association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. Staying “in the block” is also more convenient and helps keep you connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the convention. NCA does not work with any third parties or housing bureaus for convention housing so please beware of anyone contacting you and claiming to represent NCA.There are guest room blocks at the two hotels listed below.

The Sheraton Dallas is the headquarters hotel. There will be sessions scheduled in the Marriott as well. The two hotels are connected by an enclosed walkway.

Sheraton Dallas  
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Online Reservations
Reservation Phone: (214) 922-8000

Dallas Marriott City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Online Reservations
Reservation Phone: (214) 979-9000

The Dallas Marriott City Center is sold out for most nights, rooms are still available at the Sheraton.

If making a reservation via phone call, you must reference the National Communication Association room block to receive these rates.

The NCA group room rate for a single or double room is $189, plus applicable taxes of 15%.

The hotel reservation deadline is October 29.

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for attendee flights between November 12 - November 22, 2017 to Dalls/Fort Worth (DFW) airport. To redeem on united.com click the "all search options" link. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZYAN112620 in the Offer Code textbox located at the bottom of the page. You may also call United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code: ZYAN and Agreement Code: 112620. Outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

Hertz is offering a discounted rate to all NCA members. This special code is valid November 8-26, 2017 from all Dallas, TX locations. Use CV# 022L4940 at www.hertz.com or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention our CV number.

Dallas/Fort Worth airport (DFW): Taxi service is available from the upper levels of Terminals A, B, C, and E and the lower level of Terminal D. Taxi to the Sheraton and Marriott will cost approximately $50. Public transit is available via the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) line. The DART Orange Line travels between DFW Terminal A, lower level, and the Pearl/Arts District station, which is a short walk to the Sheraton and Marriott. Two-hour passes are available for $2.50. Two-hour passes are for two hours worth of unlimited rides within the DART system. Day passes are also available for $5. Day passes are valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase.

Dallas Love Field (DAL): Taxi service is available from Terminal 2, lower level. Taxi to the Sheraton and Marriott will cost approximately $20. Public transit is available via the DART line. The Love Link 524 operates between the DAL and the Inwood/Love Field station, providing a connection to the DART Rail Orange Line. The Orange Line can be taken to the Pearl/Arts District station, which is a short walk to the Sheraton and Marriott.

SuperShuttle is offering a 10% discounted rate to all NCA members. This discount is valid only for trips to and from DFW or DAL airports. Book your reservation at www.supershuttle.com using the discount code LY32N. Please note, the discount code cannot be used for reservations made via phone. All reservations must be made online to receive this discount. When you arrive at the airport attendees will need to follow these instructions, as there is no check-in desk:

DFW: After picking up luggage, proceed to the phone bank located near the Visitor Information Center. Using the airport phones press the "Ground Transportation" button, then press the "SuperShuttle" button, then pick up the phone and press "call now" button. The system will take 5-6 seconds to dial and connect to dispatch. Dispatch will provide attendees with instructions on where to meet the shuttle for pick-up.

DAL: Upon arrival call 1-800-258-3826 and request Dallas Dispatch. Dispatch will direct attendees where to meet the shuttle for pick-up.

Uber and Lyft are both available in Dallas, and are authorized to pick up and drop off passengers at the airport. Please note, an Uber X/Lyft ride to DFW will cost approximately $28.

The McKinney Avenue Trolley is a free service with a stations throughout downtown Dallas, including a station a few blocks from the convention hotels. However, the trolley is not wheelchair accessible.

Visit Dallas, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, has created a microsite with Dallas specific travel guides, coupons and discounts, and a city guide to prepare for your trip to Dallas.

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