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Springtime in the Big Easy: 1999 ALTA® Mid-Yer Convention

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November/December 1998 - Volume 77, Number 6

by Liza Trey, Director of Meetings & Conferences

Welcome to New Orleans, and "laissez les bons temps rouler." Translation: "let the good times roll." Join ALTA® for title industry discussion and education at the ALTA® Mid-Year Convention, March 29-31, at the Inter-Continental Hotel just three blocks from the French Quarter.

Our featured General Session speaker, P.J. O’Rourke, will entertain and enlighten everyone on Wednesday morning. O’Rourke is called "the funniest writer in America" by both Time and The Wall Street Journal. P.J. is quoted in Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations more often than any other living person and is firmly established as the country’s premier political satirist and best selling author. In addition to the informative General Session on Wednesday, Tuesday is devoted to educational programming.

Travel Arrangements

Hotel accommodations may be reserved by calling the Inter-Continental Hotel at 1-800-445-6563, and identifying yourself as an ALTA® Mid-Year Convention attendee. Rates are $144 single and $158 double, excluding tax. The hotel cut-off date is March 5, 1999.

Delta Airlines (1-800-241-6760) has been designated as the "official" carrier for the Convention and may be contacted regarding discounted fares. Please refer to star file #120411A, when you call the airlines.

New Orleans Style

Rollicking streetcars and the Roman Candy Man. Lively parades with giant floats and marching bands. Fireworks, colorful museums, and spooky haunted houses. Nature centers, petting zoos, aquariums, and river boat rides -- is this the Magic Kingdom? No, this is New Orleans, with a rich cultural heritage added for spice and flavor-a total package that must be experienced first-hand to be appreciated. This bayou city blends the mysterious and magical with the majestic and historic. Attendees can roam through the centuries-old French Quarter, taking in a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates.

The more adventurous can catch an alligator-packed swamp tour. Add to this list the numerous plantations, specialty tours, wonderful restaurants, shopping and seasonal festivals, and any convention attendee will feel right at home. Welcome to N’awlins!



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