Travel Information

Southwest Airlines® Travel Discounts and — Our 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings Partner

Beginning on November 15th, attendees of the 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between November 15, 2016 & February 3, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel February 17, 2017 through March 2, 2017.)

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:  
  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit
  • No baggage fees (first two bags) 
  • No change or cancellation fees 
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges 
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT  

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link:

Discounted Airport Shuttle Service

Discounted transportation fares, through Mears Transportation, are offered to the 2017 BMT Tandem Meeting attendees. 

Click here to book transportation between the airport and your hotel - or go directly to the airport shuttle desk when you arrive and provide a copy of the printed 2017 BMT Meetings Attendees-Only coupon (available by clicking on the Mears logo below). 

Reservations to return to the airport are required and can be made by calling the Mears Transportation 24 hr. customer service department at 855-463-2776 at least 24 hours prior to the departure time. The Gaylord Palms is the last stop on the return so you will go straight from the hotel to the airport without the need to stop at other resorts.

Car Rental

Avis offers meeting registrants special discounts on a wide selection of vehicles, from one week before to one week after the BMT Tandem Meetings. To reserve a car, contact Avis at (800) 331-1212 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number S012600. Or click "book now" below to reserve online and include the discount number in the reservation. You will receive an email confirmation for your records.

The 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings have partnered with Advantage Rent A Car to provide a 10% discount to our attendees. Advantage has also agreed to waive the 2nd Driver fee (a savings of an additional $13/per day.) The discount rate will remain available from February 15th through March 1st. Meeting registrants can visit to place your reservation or contact Advantage at 800-777-5500 and use the promo code CD06CB077A to take advantage of the discount.

The Gaylord Palms is located 19 miles from the Orlando International Airport.

Parking at the Gaylord Palms 
Self-Parking:  $22.00
Valet Parking: $29.00

Taxi *Uber is also available, however the cost varies.

Hotel Distance from Hotel to Gaylord Palms Approx Cost of Taxi from Hotel to Gaylord Palms
Gaylord Palms
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746         

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Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration
2900 Parkway Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747

less than 2 miles cab fare - $11
Embassy Suites LBV South
4955 Kyngs Heath Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34746

 3.6 miles/11 minutes cab fare - $17
Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration
5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746

 less than 2 miles cab fare - $9
Hilton Waldorf Astoria
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln.
Orlando, FL 32821

 5-6 miles/15 minutes cab fare - $15-$25
town car - $22
Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821

 2.5 miles/8 minutes cab fare - $13