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RE: [RC] Convention Rooms - Ranelle Rubin

Thank you Truman..that is exactly my point..it is what it is, just don't see the value folks get out of bashing AERC over it!

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

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> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:53:09 -0500
> From: tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [RC] Convention Rooms
> Hotel room rates are a commodity. While the industry the prices vary
> with supply and demand. Hotels to some extent are becoming more like rug
> merchants every day. It is better to get X dollars for a room than leave
> it empty. There is no cost savings on an empty room and the fixed cost
> are exactly the same - better to have someone in it even at a reduces
> cost. They have all sorts of prices. I've gone on the Hilton site and
> looked at the price and then gone back on later to book a room - to see
> variation in the "best available" rate. Normally organizations don't
> get much of a break on the rooms. What the organization gets is a break
> on the meeting rooms.
> Is that fair - each of us seems to have an opinion on that, but it is a
> fact of life. Those that want to stay at the hotel are paying for the
> convenience of being where all the action is. Those that don't have the
> inconvenience of going to the hotel to the convention, trade show, etc.
> The good news is we live in a country were we do have the options.
> Truman
> heidi larson wrote:
> > 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.)
> >
> >
> >
> >
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[RC] Convention Rooms, heidi larson
Re: [RC] Convention Rooms, Truman Prevatt