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RE: [RC] Convention Rooms - Ranelle Rubin


I am not in the loop as to when these meeting rooms were booked and the block of rooms guaranteed. My personal business experience in this area has been in the neighborhood of 6-9 months in advance of the seminar date. Does it make sense that, like the rates that have dropped for your airfare and car rental, that quite possibly, the rates now available for rooms that are left have also dropped?

I know when I travel at the last minute for business, there are times when I get great rates, although limited availability..kind of get what is left. Reno is a pretty volatile market..economy and weather directly affect their transient population (tourists). We all know about the economy. Last year alot of skiers got really burned with a drought and very little snow. This year we have tons of snow! So you just never know. In order to make sure the members who wanted to come to the convention had rooms available in the hotel, AERC likely had to guarantee a certain number of rooms MANY months ago. I suppose if they have to "eat" the sleeping rooms, they will have to make certain decisions in the future as to how many rooms to block. I just hope those who want to stay in the same hotel can do so at future conventions.

I know it is hard to pay for an expensive hotel when we are used to camping in our rigs..

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 23:02:30 -0800
> From: ribbitttreefrog@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [RC] Convention Rooms
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> And not to keep stirring the pot, but my husband just
> checked the online rates again and the room prices
> (non-AERC) have dropped again. Our airfare has dropped
> twice since Christmas and car rental has also dropped
> twice. I look at it like "now I can afford to shop more at
> the vendors, eat more at their rest. and maybe even gamble
> a bit." (I generally don't gamble.)
> Wouldn't the hotel give an organization a special rate
> (like not higher than the general public) for booking a
> block of rooms and wouldn't we as the convention goers be
> more inclined to go to that hotel and give the code to get
> the discount so that the block would be filled? If the
> block is filled, more folks will eat at the hotel rest./put
> a buck in their slot machines, buy a beer, tip a waitress,
> tip a valet, and that is more money for the hotel without
> making the patrons feel like they are being taken advantage
> of. It seems like backwards thinking to me.
> I don't recall the Nugget charging more than the general
> public could get a room for last year and my husband is
> pretty good about checking room/car/flight rates
> periodically. (I could be wrong on that though.)
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