2018 Hotel Solicitation alert

WARNING:

Make your EGCR lodging reservations directly with the hotel

We have been made aware that exhibitors and attendees of the EGCR are receiving phone calls (and possibly emails) from a company called Global Expo Travel, inquiring if you have made reservations for the 2018 EGCR and/or offering to assist you with reservations.

**EGCR has not contracted with a third party to assist you with hotel reservations.

Companies such as this are frequently referred to as ‘hotel poachers’ in the meetings industry because they attempt to get you to make a reservation using their services and often will either not make the reservation at all or not make the reservation at your requested hotel. After you’ve given them your credit card number, it is a difficult process to receive a refund and may involve onerous penalties to cancel.

You can read more about this practice here:
http://www.meetings-conventions.com/News/Features/Beware-of-Room-Poachers/

It is important to remember that ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS for the EGCR should be handled by you, individually with the hotel, and that the EGCR has not contracted with a third-party to contact you to make reservations on our behalf.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Perhac at 412-372-4301.