Normally the informaion specific to the conference for a specific year is contained on the page for that conference. This will include information about how to obtain the conference rate for the hotel and advice from the local arragements committee about how to negotiate the airport, how to find alternative housing, etc. Occasionally, as was the case for the meeting in Ottawa, this page will contain information specific to this year's conference. In most cases, however, this page contains general information about how to make travel arrangements to attend the conference. Information like this tends to go out of date. If you find something here that is wrong or that you think can be improved upon, please do not hesitate to <email> us.
Trip Advisor brings together travel resources in a way that offers both depth and clarity. The site offers links to travel articles in newspapers, online guidebooks such as Frommer's , Fodors , and Rand McNally , information on local attractions, maps, as well as linking to air and hotel deals. Trip Advisor "Smart Deals " cross reference their popularity index with hot deals to provide bang for the buck.
Sidestep is a search engine that allows you to search several travel sites at once - Expedia , Travelocity , Jet Blue , & more - in order to find the best deals for flights, car rentals, and hotels. It then links you into those sites to make the purchase.
Priceline allows you to name your price for flights, lodging, cars (cruises, package vacations), but the catch is that you have to accept what they find. They find marvelous deals...as well as not so convenient ones.
(a.k.a., really cheap)
Student Universe is run by Orbitz . It offers links to student fares and less expensive travel resources - hostels, rail travel, etc. - that are not included on most travel sites.
Ivy Media links to bus services that are far cheaper than air, rail, or even
Greyhound , but locations are
very limited. Round trip between NY and DC, only $35 for a 4 - 4 1/2 hour