Deals & Specials

The San Diego Chapter of AAZK is doing our best to make this year’s conference as affordable as possible. With that in mind, we have been working with various companies to reduce several expenses you may encounter.

Please check back regularly as we look for more ways to save you money!

Airline Discount: Conference delegates should fly into the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

We have partnered with United Airlines!

Purchase your ticket online at  and receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares. After you link to, enter your origin and destination, travel dates. In the promotion code or electronic certificate cell enter our promotion code number 589GM; then we will display the available flights. There are no fees for booking on line at when you use the special promotion code. Code is case sensitive so please use capital letters.

You can also call United at (800)521-4041.

Public transporation: SD AAZK’s welcome bag will include a 4 day public transportation pass. Our Metro Transportation System (MTS) will provide detailed information on how to take our public transportation to various exciting locations such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld.

Passes can be used multiple times throughout the day and on all modes of public transportation. A great way to save money while being green.

Affordable Parking during the conference: We are working with Ace Parking to give you the best parking rates during the conference. As part of our effort to be green, SD AAZK will be offering 4 day public transportation passes to all delegates. We hope this will minimize your need for a car.

If you will still need a car and therefore a place to park, Ace Parking is offering AAZK Conference attendees the following parking option:

$10/day overnight parking WITH in and out access. This will be available at Horton Plaza parking structure located next door to our hotel. How to do: you will be required to register your car at the Ace Parking office located in the parking structure on level 3 “Pepper” which is on 4th and F street. ID yourself as guests of the San Diego Zoo. Tell them how many days you will be staying and the attendant will give you a permit to display on your dash. You will be instructed to park in one of their flat surface lots. Overflow parking will be available if needed.

More details will be available early August so please be sure to check back.

Westin Gaslamp Hotel: Room rate: single/ double: $159.00
Each additional person: $20.00

Group rate available until August 2, 2011 and is subject to availability.

To book your hotel reservation, click on the following link

Entrance to the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park: all conference delegates will receive a 5 day pass that will allow you to enter the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park during the week of the conference.

Merchandise discounts of 20% will be offered to all delegates wearing a conference badge.
A 25% discount will be offered at all Zoo food stands and restaurants, including Albert’s restaurant.