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DIA 2019

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Travel and Exclusive Discount Information

The DIA 2019 Global Annual Meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Getting to San Diego

The San Diego International Airport is ideally located three miles from downtown San Diego and 10 minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center. It serves 60+ international and domestic nonstop markets, with 500 daily flights to destinations across the globe, and brings more than 18 million visitors to America’s Finest City.

Airline Discounts

United and Delta Airlines are offering DIA 2019 attendees special meeting discounts of 2-10% off published fares, based on the booking class of service.


  • Book online at and use Offer Code: ZFYK888299.
  • Call your travel professional or United Meetings at +1.800.426.1122 and refer to Z Code: ZFYK and Agreement Code: 888299.


  • Book online at here, select “Book a Trip”, and use Meeting Event Code: NMSN5.
  • Call your travel professional or Delta Meeting Network at +1.800.328.1111, Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-7:00PM CDT, and refer to Meeting Event Code: NMSN5.

Getting to the Convention Center and Around San Diego

Taxi Service

Several taxi providers offer service to/from the airport. Follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level adjacent to each terminal. Taxi fares from the airport to the Convention Center and downtown hotels are based on trip distance and may vary. An average fare is approximately $20. Visit Taxi Fare Finder for fare information throughout San Diego.

Airport Shuttles

Shuttle service is available to/from downtown San Diego hotels, the Gaslamp area, and the Convention Center. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

  • From Terminal 1, cross the skybridge and take the escalators to the street level.
  • From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza.
A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available shuttle, unless you specify a particular shuttle company.

Visit the SAN website for more information regarding the recommended shuttle companies and their contact information.


The MTS (Metropolitan Transit System), San Diego's commuter trolley and bus system, is available for transportation to/from the airport and throughout San Diego. There is a trolley station at the Convention Center and within a short walk from most major downtown hotels. Visit the MTS website for additional information.

FRED San Diego

There’s a new way to get around downtown San Diego: the electric, open-air, free ride FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). Download the app via the FRED San Diego website and request a driver. FRED seats five passengers. Check the website for hours of operation.

Complimentary DIA Shuttle

DIA provides complimentary shuttle service between the official DIA 2019 hotels and the Convention Center in the morning and at the conclusion of events each day. The DIA shuttle does not service hotels that are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Please reference the DIA Hotel list for the shuttle status of your hotel. Please note that you must be staying in an official DIA hotel in order to utilize the DIA shuttle. Shuttle passes will be issued at hotel check-in, and will be strictly enforced. A detailed shuttle schedule will be posted closer to the meeting date.

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Parking is available at the 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the San Diego Convention Center. Rates may range from $15 to $35 on days when there is special event activity at Petco Park or other downtown events. Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. The lot is owned by the Port of San Diego and managed by Ace Parking (619.237.0399).

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