Travel Info.

For any information you need regarding travel to and from the 2018 Worldwide Conference, this is the place to come!  We will post as much needed information here as possible.  If you have any additional questions that are not answered on this page, please email ridgecrest2018@crmleaders.org, or fill out the contact form below.


FAQS

 

What is the conference center's address?

1 Ridgecrest Dr, Ridgecrest, NC 28770

When should I plan to arrive?

Worldwide Conference kicks off with a session at 8:00pm on Sunday night (August 5th). So please try to be there before 8pm. You may check into your room after 4pm and dinner is served at 5:30pm (included with your conference fee).

When should I plan to depart?

You will check out of your room by 10am on the morning of Saturday, August 11th.  If flying be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get to your airport and get through screening/TSA. For a more detailed look at the conference schedule, click here.

Can I drive and park a car at Ridgecrest Conference Center?

Yes indeed, there is plenty of free parking at the conference center.

What airport should I fly into?

Most people will fly into Charlotte Douglas International Airport, airport code CLT. From there, it is about a 2 hour drive to the conference center. Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is another option that is also about a 1.5 hour drive to the conference center. Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the most convenient; only about a 20 minute drive, but airline tickets into AVL are generally more expensive.

How do I get from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) to Ridgecrest?

*IMPORTANT -- Uber and Lyft DO have renewed licenses to pick up passengers from AVL now. We recommend this option.

1.  Rent a car -- We recommend renting a car at the airport. It will give you the flexibility throughout the week you may need to get offsite for certain excursions and other needs you may have.

2.  Coordinate with others -- Do you know someone else you can coordinate plans with? Maybe they are already renting a vehicle or are driving through and can pick you up.

3. Shuttle -- SOLD OUT -- Registration ended on 7/16. 

How do I get from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Ridgecrest?

1.  Rent a car -- We recommend renting a car at the airport. This may be the cheapest option for you, and it will give you the flexibility throughout the week you may need to get offsite for certain excursions and other needs you may have.

2.  Coordinate with others -- Do you know someone else you can coordinate plans with? Maybe they are already renting a vehicle or are driving through and can pick you up.

3.  Charter Bus -- SOLD OUT -- Sign-ups ended in June. Please rent a car or coordinate with others.

How do I get from Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to Ridgecrest?

1.  Rent a car -- We recommend renting a car at the airport. This may be the cheapest option for you, and it will give you the flexibility throughout the week you may need to get offsite for certain excursions and other needs you may have.

2.  Coordinate with others -- Do you know someone else you can coordinate plans with? Maybe they are already renting a vehicle or are driving through and can pick you up.

Can CRM gain miles for my travel to/from the conference?

Yes!  CRM has accounts with most of the major airlines, to earn corporate miles (in addition to personal frequent flier miles) for employee travel.  Check out the Business Miles page for more information on how you can arrange for CRM to earn miles for your travel to/from the conference!

Can I get reimbursed for my travel costs?

CRM staff can find out more here.

Do I need a visa to get into the USA?

You may need a visa to get into the USA, and it is very important that you look into this as far in advance of conference as possible.  To find out if you will need a visa, here is a helpful link for you:

How do I obtain a 'letter of invitation' for visa purposes?

Please contact staffrelations@crmleaders.org to request a letter of invitation.


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