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Travel Information

Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is approximately 20 minutes driving from the Convention Center or a short ride by light rail train system. The Center is less than 2 miles from Baltimore's Penn Station and can be reached within 10 minutes by taxi or ride share services.  

Reservation Reminders

Please make sure you review the below information prior to your arrival in Baltimore.

  • Visit Baltimore does not pre-charge credit cards and only uses the card on file as a guarantee or means to charge applicable cancellation fees.
  • Hotels will collect full payment at check-in. Be sure you have the credit card you plan to use for payment with you at check-in. If you will not have the card with you, please contact the hotel for a credit card authorization form.
  • Hotels will require a credit card for incidentals. A hold will be placed on the card for a certain amount, typically $50, per night. Unused funds will be released upon check-out.
  • Hotels may charge a deposit of one night's room and tax on or after Feb 11, 2025. Your hotel may choose not to charge the deposit but will use your card to guarantee your reservation and to enforce any cancellation fees. 
  • If you do not arrive on your scheduled arrival date, the hotel will consider you a no-show and cancel your entire reservation. Please verify your arrival date at least 3 days before your stay. 
  • Hotels may charge an early departure fee if you depart prior to your scheduled departure date. Please verify your departure at check-in.

Be Alert: Unauthorized housing companies have been approaching CEC attendees and exhibitors offering hotel reservations via unauthorized or even sham websites, e-mail communications and phone calls. These companies are in no way affiliated with CEC, the 2025 Convention & Expo, or Visit Baltimore. Neither CEC nor Visit Baltimore can verify the authenticity of these companies or the reservations. Visit Baltimore is the only official housing provider for convention.

If you need help with your existing reservation, please call 800-282-6632 or 410-837-4636 (international), for assistance. Visit Baltimore is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Est Monday - Friday. 

Last Updated:  4 June, 2024

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