Flight Bookings

All attendees should plan to fly to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) on Friday, June 23, before noon. International volunteers may expense their flights back to Gamma Phi Beta as per the travel policy. Chapter advisors will either need to expense their flights back to their chapter or personally pay for their flight.

Please consider both cost and a timely itinerary when booking your flight. If your flight exceeds the maximum reimbursement allowed, please email Page Adams for approval to book at a higher rate. If not approved, volunteers will still have the option to be reimbursed for the maximum allotment and pay for the additional costs out of pocket.

REAL Leadership Institute will conclude at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. Please book your return flight so that your departure is on Sunday, June 25, from PSP.

Airline Discounts

United Airlines: When booking with United, you may book online or through a travel professional at the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800.426.1122. Please provide them with the Agreement Code: 949599 and Z Code: ZN94. If you choose to book your flight by phone, there may be a service fee applied to the booking. Your discount will depend upon the booking class of your ticket but will range from two to 10%.

Airport Arrival and Departure

Due to the surging popularity and preference for ride-share programs, Gamma Phi Beta is no longer offering organized airport transfers. Travel will be reimbursed by Gamma Phi at the end of RLI. Please utilize one of the following methods of transportation to arrive at the hotel and to depart for the airport at the end of the weekend.

  • Uber
  • Lyft
    • Taxis:
      City Cab – 760.328.3000
      Coachella Valley – 760.992.5337
      Yellow Cab of the Desert – 760.340.8294
If you plan to utilize a ride share like Uber or Lyft, it is recommended that you have downloaded the app onto your mobile device and set up your account before your arrival. 

Driving Directions from PSP

  • Turn left on Kirk Douglas, then left on Ramon Road to Interstate 10 East.
  • Take Interstate 10 East to Cook Street.
  • Turn right on Cook Street, go four miles to Highway 111 and turn left.
  • Then two miles to Indian Wells Lane and turn left.
  • The resort will be on your right.


The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa offers self-parking for those driving themselves to RLI for $12 a night. Valet parking is offered at $35 a night, at your own expense.