As a CHEST 2012 attendee, exhibitor, or guest, you are eligible for discounts from the ACCP travel partners. Contact Association Travel Concepts, your own travel agent, or the travel partner directly, and refer to the contract number.
Association Travel Concepts
Avis Rent a Car
Domestic (800) 331-1600
International (918) 664-9600
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is Atlanta’s transit system. It not only connects from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, it also connects to the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, and Peachtree Center shopping. The cost for a one-way trip is $1.75 USD (subject to change). For more information, visit itsmarta.com.
Available 7 days a week, from 6:30 am to 12:00 am (midnight). Vans depart every 15 minutes to hotels and every 30 minutes to return to the airport. One-way fare is $16 USD; roundtrip is $28 USD (subject to change). For more information, visit theatlantalink.com.
Taxis are available from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at designated taxi stands. Approximate one-way fares from the airport to the downtown business district is $25 USD (one passenger).
Complimentary shuttle service will be available to and from all CHEST 2012 hotels and the convention center. Shuttles will be available for the non-CME events and morning symposia held at the Marriott Marquis and The CHEST Foundation events (The OneBreath® Evening at the Georgia Aquarium and the OneBreath® 5K Walk/Run). Look for signs posted at the hotels for specific information.
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If you are planning to travel to the United States and live in a country that requires a Visa, we urge you to apply for one as early as possible. Below are suggestions to help you secure a Visa. The ACCP is not an authority on international travel or the Visa acquisition process. We have provided links and suggestions to assist you in your own situation.
Note: A Visa only allows you to travel to the United States. You will still have to be admitted at your point of entry. Click here for information from Homeland Security on the Entry Process.
Additional Information: US Visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the US without a Visa, when they meet certain requirements, under US laws. Please click here for more information about which counties participate in the Visa Waiver Program.
If you are a citizen of the following countries, you may not need a Visa to travel to the United States for CHEST 2012. As of January 12, 2009, however, all travelers from these countries are required to register online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. And in January 2010, the Department of Homeland Security transitioned to enforced compliance of the ESTA requirement for VWP travelers. This means that travelers who have not obtained approval through the ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States.
As the countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program are subject to change in the coming months, the ACCP encourages attendees to regularly check the ESTA website for updates.
The following countries are currently part of the Visa Waiver Program:
Important: All letters of invitation for general attendees and their spouses will be generated automatically using the online form. Separate spouse letters may be generated with the same form. CHEST 2012 abstract and case report presenters needing additional presentation information included in the invitation letter should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Other inquires may be directed to email@example.com.
View more resources from US Customs and Border Protection about the process for entering the United States.