What registrants for AAO 2018 need to know about housing poachers

Hotel scammers, housing pirates, room block poachers…however you refer to them, they have been a major problem in the convention industry for years. These are companies that masquerade as being the official housing partner for an event and sell room blocks that don’t actually exist. Their victims may pay thousands of dollars, only to arrive at the hotel and be told they don’t have a reservation.

Back in 2008, the American Society of Association Executives won a federal lawsuit against the hotel scammer Complete Event Planning, Inc. Despite this monumental win, third-party hotel scams are continuing to sprout up and to bring financial pains. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association,there are 55 million bad hotel bookings annually: that’s nearly $4 billion dollars in poachers’ pockets!

Top Chicago Hotel Restaurants for #PACKEXPOInternational

 

Picture this: You spent the day hustling at your booth for PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. Now it’s time to entertain clients and dine with team members.

Or maybe you walked along the show floor all day and networked with the 50,000 other attendees. Now you’re ready to experience Chicago’s food scene.

But a stuffy steakhouse with a predictable menu is not on the table during #PACKEXPOInternational Try one of these hotels that offer the guaranteed lowest rates for registrants and have fresh restaurants that deliver culinary surprises.