Travel Info/FAQs

The lure of the French Quarter. Jazz on every corner. Fresh Beignets from Café du Monde. New Orleans has it all, and it's home to our 2017 Sales Kick–Off event. Perched on the edge of the historic French Quarter, the New Orleans Marriot is where we'll gather to be inspired, to connect and to celebrate everything you've achieved this past year.

We made booking easy! Using the information provided in your registration details, we will book your hotel reservation and make your air and ground transportation arrangements for you. Register now

If you have special requests or travel exceptions, please provide details in the “Additional Notes” section of the registration page to help us accommodate your request.  A travel agent will follow up either by email or over the phone to confirm.

Please note that the deadline to register is January 6, 2017.

If you have any questions about travel reservations, email WorldpayEvents@Worldpay.us.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION

Luggage regulations and fees vary from airline to airline, but most airlines charge a fee for all checked luggage. Luggage restrictions can change daily and you can find a list of permitted and prohibited items at www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items. You may otherwise contact your airline within 24 hours of traveling to determine what restrictions apply to your flight.

We suggest that you keep your photo ID, money, traveler's checks, credit cards, prescription medicine and valuables such as jewelry in your carry-on bag. You may wish to consider packing toiletries for freshening up, reading materials, aspirin, antacid tablets, light snacks and your camera equipment.

Currently you may carry liquid items into airport secure areas only in 3-ounce or smaller plastic bottles. All bottles must be carried in a single one-quart, clear, plastic, zip-top bag. Only one zip-top plastic bag of liquid products per passenger may be carried through security; all other liquids will be confiscated during security screening. Exceptions apply for passengers carrying medications, baby formula or breast milk.

NOTE: Medications must be properly labeled with a professionally printed label identifying the medication and manufacturer's name or a pharmaceutical label. The prescription medicine must match the name on the passenger's ticket.

Restrictions on carry-on items can change daily and you can find a list of permitted and prohibited items at www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items. You may otherwise contact your airline within 24 hours of traveling to determine what restrictions apply to your flight.

For up-to-date security information prior to your departure, we suggest you visit one of the following websites:

  • www.travel.state.gov (U.S. Department of State) – the most current information on travel safety issues. Telephone: (202) 647-4000.
  • www.who.int/en/ (World Health Organization) – information on health risks, diseases and potential health emergencies around the world.
  • www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp (Federal Aviation Administration) – Here you will get the most up-to-date requirements and information for the airport(s) we will be using on your trip.

For safety and easy access, carry your ID/passport, travel documents, valuables, and vital medicines on your person or in a carry-on bag when you board your flights. Do not pack these items in your luggage!

  • It is best to leave valuable jewelry at home and use the hotel's in-room safes for your excess cash and passport. Keep purses, wallets, money, and cameras close to your body at all times.

Transportation, meals, transfers and activities as specified in the program agenda are furnished to you at no cost. The hotel will maintain an incidental account for you during your stay. You will be responsible for any incidentals charged during your stay. Incidentals include such items as: mini bar charges, in-room movies, laundry service, bar charges, room service, spa services (other than those arranged as an individual activity), gift-shop items, etc. Please settle your account when you check out.

Worldpay will take care of gratuities relating to arrival/departure day porterage, maids, waitstaff and group functions. Any additional gratuities paid by attendees are not eligible for reimbursement.

Please check daily at the event desk for special notices and information. The event desk will be operated by our event staff and is the main source of information during your stay. Staff will be available to answer your questions and assist you.

Please wear your name badge at all planned activities as a courtesy to your fellow travelers and to identify yourself as a member of the group.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

During the sessions, we recommend business casual. If you have any questions about what business casual means, you can reference this quick guide. The award gala will be cocktail attire.

The average high in New Orleans in February is 65 degrees with a low of 46 degrees.

Yes, provided space is available at the New Orleans Marriott & Conference Center and your arrangements are made no later than January 10, 2017. The extension rate is $189.00 per night up to two days after event, and is based on availability. Please indicate your desired dates when you register online. Unless your sales channel leader has provided prior written approval, any early arrivals or extended stays must be paid by the attendee and will not be reimbursed. Event staff will contact you for your credit card information for costs associated with your extended stay.

If no special requests are made within that timeframe, your flight arrangements will be booked based on program dates and the preferred airport you designate when you complete your registration. Any changes or extensions to your travel plans after ticketing may result in a higher airfare and airline imposed penalties at your own expense. You may charge any expenses resulting from extended travel on your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card.

No, not if traveling domestically within the United States.

No, this trip is for Worldpay US Sales colleagues only.

Please consult your physician for recommendations prior to departure. You should carry any prescription medicines with you during your travels; please do not pack them in your suitcase during the flight. If an emergency arises during the trip, seek proper medical attention immediately then contact the Worldpay Sales Kick–off Event Staff. Please note any special medical needs you currently have when you enroll.

TSA guidelines mandate medications must be properly labeled with a professionally printed label identifying the medication and manufacturer's name or a pharmaceutical label. The prescription medicine must match the name on the passenger's ticket.

You must pay for any additional charges put on your incidental account with the hotel cashier using your personal credit card prior to your departure. Remember that incidentals include such items as: mini bar charges, in-room movies, laundry service, bar charges, room service, spa services (other than those arranged as an individual activity), gift-shop items, etc., and are not eligible for reimbursement. Please make sure you check out of the hotel well in advance of your departure time.

No. Since there are business elements (networking receptions, awards dinner) included in the trip, there is no additional tax liability. For this reason, the reception on Wednesday evening and the President's Club Awards Dinner on Thursday evening are mandatory events for all Worldpay Sales colleagues.

The reservations are being made in bulk in January. You will receive a trip confirmation email after all flights, ground transportation, and hotel reservations are booked. Keep an eye out in mid-January for your details. If you have any questions, please contact the event staff at worldpayevents@worldpay.us.

Please contact the Worldpay Events Headquarters via e-mail at worldpayevents@worldpay.us.