HOTEL BOOKING SCAM
It has been brought to our attention that individuals by the name of Allen and Tom from the company Convention Housing Planners Corp or RightSignature have recently contacted members claiming to be representatives of ACCED-I, citing that our room block is almost full and to offer their hotel reservation services.
To be clear, these individuals, or any third party company claiming to represent ACCED-I, ARE NOT IN ANY WAY affiliated with ACCED-I, and are NOT authorized to use our name, the name of our conference or the name of our conference hotels.Unfortunately, this can be a common occurrence for association meetings and conventions.
How do they operate?
Individuals aggressively cold-call and spam companies, usually exhibitors, but can target individuals with the concern of not having a hotel room available or a so-called large discount on the hotel room rate.
Once you’ve indicated interest, they will send you a contract or ask for your credit card details. Do not sign any document or provide your credit card details.
No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate”.If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the “tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling the ACCED-I Annual Conference that your company is attending in March”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call or email from someone mentioning that “there is a problem with your hotel reservation at the conference hotel”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I.
How to book your room in a safe way?
Hotel reservations are only possible via the online registration for the conference found on our website below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (970) 449-4960.
Lodging - deadline extended, see below
The ACCED-I 40th Annual Conference will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. ACCED-I has a block of rooms at:
- Omni Providence
- Graduate Providence (sold out)
The ACCED-I block of rooms expired at 5:00 PM Monday, March 2nd. However, the Omni Providence will continue to honor the ACCED-I group rate as long as the hotel has room availability. Hotel information, reservation links, as well as the ACCED-I group rates can be found by visiting the following website:
View hotels and book your room
Taxi service to and from T.F Green into Providence cost approximately $35.00, plus gratuity.
Uber – Please note the TF Green airport promotes Lyft as the only ride share service available however Uber picks up at Garage C
Cost is approximately $15.00 - $17.00
The designated pick-up area for Uber is within Garage C, just a short walk from the Arrivals/Baggage Claim area of the terminal.
Lyft – Please note the TF Green airport promotes Lyft as the only ride share service available however Uber picks up at Garage C
Cost is approximately $15.00 - $17.00
The designated pick-up area is located on the outer arrival’s roadway along the purple colored curb, located directly outside the Arrivals/Baggage Claim area of the terminal.
Car Rental (All area codes are 401)
Train Service from T.F. Green
T.F. Green Airport is conveniently connected to the MBTA commuter trains through the InterLink train station. Travelers can access the InterLink directly from the airport terminal through the skywalk. To get to the skywalk, proceed down the elevators to the ground level and walk to the far front left of the terminal, past the Visitor Information table, and look for signs directing to the InterLink connector. Train fares and schedules can be found on the MBTA website at http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=PROVSTOU.
Rhode Island Public Transportation (RIPTA)
T.F. Green Airport Inbound Service –Route number 20
Service from T.F. Green Airport to Providence-Kennedy Plaza
T.F. Green Airport Outbound Service – Route number 14
Service from Providence-Kennedy Plaza to T.F. Green Airport
Kennedy Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a short walk to all the hotels and Rhode Island Convention Center.
Parking at the Rhode Island Convention Center:
The 4th floor of the North garage is connected to the Omni Hotel. To enter the North garage, continue past the Omni entrance, through the tunnel and the entrance will be your right.
Daily Event Rate: $15.00
The Rhode Island Convention Center garage charges a flat daily rate of $15.00 when an
event is in progress. Enter facility at or after 7:00AM and exit by midnight. Otherwise, hourly rates apply. No in/out access privileges apply.
Overnight Rate increments to a maximum of $20.00 per each 24-hour period. Facility is
open 24/7. No in and out access apply
Parking at the Omni (Garage attached the Convention Center)
Valet Parking is available with in/out privileges for $32.00 (There is an additional $16.00 fee for pick-ups after 3:00pm on the day of departure)
Driving directions to Providence (Rhode Island Convention Center)
Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 50 miles from Boston (about a one-hour car ride) and 185 miles from New York City (about three hours by car). For a detailed map of the area, please visit our website at GoProvidence
Providence is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington DC/New York City and Boston. High speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in about two and a half hours. For tickets call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit
The Providence Train station is located 5 blocks (0.4 miles) from the major hotels and Rhode Island Convention Center. Taxis are readily available outside the station. Cost is approximately $5.00 www.amtrak.com
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston’s Logan International Airport features nonstop air service from more than 100 worldwide destinations. Located less than 50 miles from Providence, Logan offers convenient transportation options from Boston, including bus service pick-up within steps of all five of its airport terminals. Peter Pan’s 10 daily departures leave directly from Logan to downtown Providence, and Amtrak and commuter rail service is readily available from Boston.
Bus Service from Logan
Peter Pan Bus Lines has flexible bus service to Boston Logan Airport 7 days a week. Coaches are equipped with WiFi, DVD players and iPOD jacks. Professional, courteous drivers will make sure you get to your flight relaxed and on time. Please be sure to choose the Downtown Providence option when booking tickets. Buses arrive and depart from the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Train Service from Logan
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) runs low cost commuter trains to Providence from Boston and other points in Massachusetts. Call 1-800-392-6100 or visit www.MBTA.com for schedules and fares. Regional trains take 48 minutes and range in price from $12.00 to 19.00.
Amtrak offers many daily runs between South Station and Providence. Amtrak ranges from $22.00 - $45.00 and takes 40 minutes. Schedules and fares can be accessed at www.amtrak.com
South Station may be accessed from Logan Airport by either Silver Line Shuttle or Taxi. The Silver Line service takes approximately twenty minutes. An adult fare is $1.25. A taxi will cost about $15.00 and will take about 10 minutes.
Rental cars from Logan
Currently, 8 rental car companies operate at Logan International Airport. They include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
In Terminals C & E, all rental car companies have direct line telephone boards connecting to the local facility and their worldwide reservation centers.
Each rental car company has complimentary shuttle buses that transport passengers to/from the terminal and the rental car facility. Shuttles run frequently and stop curbside on the arrival level for passengers to board. Departure level service is available on request.
Travelers with Disabilities
Massport Shuttle Buses serve all terminals at approximately 10 minute intervals, Massport shuttle buses are wheelchair lift-equipped. They also serve the MBTA Airport Station, Logan Water Shuttle dock and Economy Parking. Buses are equipped with a visual and audio stop announcement system. Distances from curbside drop off areas to airline ticket counters vary from 50 - 200 feet. Curbside skycap services are available from most airlines.
For more information about other services for travelers with special needs provided by Logan, please see ADA Services page.
***All taxi's departing Logan are charged an additional fee of $2.00, plus a $4.50 fee for harbor tunnel crossings. Always ask driver for a receipt.
If you would like to off-set your travel-related carbon footprint to Providence, find information, calculator, and purchase options.
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