When GlassBuild America secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our trade show (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated, rooms meet our standards, there is a discounted rate provided for our registrants, and, because the reservations were made in our room block, any issues which may occur can be handle swiftly through our official housing vendor.
The practice of room poaching makes it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and exposes GlassBuild America to penalties and increased room rates that are passed on to our attendees and exhibitors attending the trade show.
Deceptive tactics by these Housing Pirates / Poachers may include:
- Housing poachers may distribute forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by GlassBuild America.
- Housing poachers may not deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are sometimes non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located.
- Housing poachers may represent themselves as being affiliated with GlassBuild America by illegally using our name or logo.
- Housing poachers may misinform you that the room block is sold out, but they can get you a better room for a lower rate or even in the same hotel for a better price.
- Housing poachers may insist you book with them immediately because they have the best rates or you will lose the deal they are offering you.
Consequences to falling prey to these Pirates / Poachers:
- In most cases your credit card will be charged for the full length of stay; not one night as done by our official housing company, EventSphere.
- Show Management cannot fight these companies or rectify any issues they cause you with the hotel; whereas, when you use our official housing company, we are able to make sure all questions/problems are handled promptly and completely.
Please don’t be misled! Remember, if you are contacted by anyone other than EventSphere or GlassBuild America show management asking if you need a room for the GlassBuild America trade show, you need to tell the caller directly that they are not to contact you any further and to take you off of their call list immediately.
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