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LODGING AND TRAVEL

Practical Information:

 

Conference Location:

The conference will be held at the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
October 17-19, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

NCAT Address:
4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67260.
Telephone: (316) 677.9400 or (866) 296.4031

LODGING INFORMATION:

 

Wichita has more than 8,000 hotel rooms for you to choose from. Whether you are looking for a hotel room with certain amenities, location or price range, there is a hotel room in Wichita that will suit your needs. We highly recommend you stay in the Old Town/Downtown area.

 

Old Town is nestled in the heart of Wichita. Among the brick-lined streets and historic lamp-posts are a collection of converted brick warehouses dating back to the mid 1800s. Built with brick and native limestone accents, these distinctive architectural features define the character of Old Town. With more than 100 businesses, Old Town has become a destination sought out for its restaurants, shops, clubs, theaters, galleries, museums, and stores. It has also become a popular place to stay; with some of Wichita’s finest hotels, Old Town is a vibrant and thriving area of the City.

 

Downtown offers restaurants, shopping, entertainment and some of Wichita’s most prominent attractions conveniently located nearby. In the heart of Wichita flows the Arkansas River, a centerpiece of the city that connects all it surrounds. As you follow the river’s path you will encounter five unique local entities – the Museums on the River, comprised of Botanica, Exploration Place, Mid-America All-Indian Center and the Keeper of the Plains, Old Cowtown Museum and the Wichita Art Museum. The Delano District and Century II are also located nearby.

 

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS:

We’ve gathered several hotel options for our conference’s attendees. We’re not affiliated with any of them; however they are all located within Wichita’s city center. We highly recommend staying within the Downtown/Old town area. Hotels there vary in size, style and price. We’ve tried to include the most relevant ones, in no particular order, and in several price range categories:

 

1) Hotel at Old Town:

6830 E. 1st Street ·
Wichita, KS 67202

 

 

2) Courtyard by Marriot at Old Town:

820 East 2nd Street North
Wichita, KS 67202
 
 
 

3) Drury Hotel:

400 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS  67202

 

 

3) Hyatt Regency Wichita:

400 W Waterman St.
Wichita, KS 67202

 

 

4) Ambassador Hotel:

104 S Broadway St.
Wichita, KS 67202

 

Hotel Reservation Sites:

Sites we’ve found to have best hotel options and pricing:

www.trivago.com

www.farecompare.com

www.kayak.com

www.Expedia.com

REACHING WICHITA:

The New Wichita Eisenhower National Airport

Airport Code: ICT

Address: 2277 Eisenhower Airport Parkway
Wichita, KS 67209

 

Direct flight destinations to/from Wichita:

  • Seattle
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • St. Louis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Atlanta
  • Orlando

 

Airlines With Service to/from
Wichita Eisenhower Airport:

  • American Airlines (One World Alliance)
  • Delta (Skyteam)
  • United Airlines (Star Alliance)
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air

Best websites for air connections to Wichita:

www.flywichita.com

www.farecompare.com

www.kayak.com

TRANSPORTATION IN WICHITA:

Car transportation is the best method of travel in Wichita, therefore it is recommended that you make arrangements such as renting a vehicle, or taking advantage of services such as UBER.

 

Taxicab Companies in Wichita

There are two companies that operate in the city. For best service, call the taxicab company and schedule your pick-up in advance:

Best Cabs, Inc: (316) 838-2233

ABC Taxi: (316) 264-4222

 

UBER

Uber is also a simple alternative to get around Wichita. Download the app and get a ride in minutes. Uber connects you with a reliable ride with one tap that sends a car directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go and payment is completely cashless. NOTE: There is a designated Uber pickup spot at the Wichita Airport.

For More Information, or to Download the Uber App:

www.uber.com

 

Car Rental Companies at the Wichita Airport:

Rental car customer service counters and rental cars are conveniently located on the first floor of the Airport’s parking garage to allow for convenient pickup and drop-off.

Alamo  316.946.4841  www.alamo.com

Avis  316.946.4882  www.avis.com

Budget  316.946.4030  www.budgetwichita.com

Dollar  316.946.4404  www.dollar.com

Enterprise  316.946.1895  www.enterprise.com

Hertz  316.946.4860  www.hertz.com

National 316.946.4851 www.nationalcar.com

 

Wichita trolley, the Q-Line

Jump on board the Wichita trolley, the Q-Line, for fun and convenient transportation to restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and entertainment venues throughout downtown.

The Q-Line is a free shuttle service with friendly, knowledgeable drivers operating year-round during peak hours. Ride the whole route once for a scenic view of downtown (about 20 minutes), then decide where you want to stop. There are nine designated Q-Line stops along the regular route, or you can catch the Q-Line at any intersection along the route.  The Q-Line runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, and noon to midnight on Saturdays. A museum route is also available on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. For a complete map and designated stops, click here.

 

ELECTRICAL CURRENT

Electrical sockets (outlets) in the United States of America usually supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adaptor is all you need.

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MORE INFORMATION:

Wichita at a Glance

Wichita’s Aviation Heritage