The Only Safe Way to Book Rooms for our Meetings – FarmEquip.org
We have been made aware of housing companies or travel agencies aggressively pursuing our members about booking guest rooms at the Albuquerque Hyatt for the Supply Summit next month. These offers cannot be trusted. The only safe way to book your rooms for our Association meetings is to use the channels provided on our website.
Our online registration process includes an exclusive room booking system for our meetings. The process offers convenience, safety, and savings. These rooms are discounted as part of the contract between the Association and the hotel.
In recent years, we have seen more “room poaching” – a practice in which third-party companies solicit convention attendees for room reservations.
Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with the association hosting the meeting. They may also tell registrants that the hotel room block is sold out and it is urgent that they reserve a room. Other deceptive tactics include distributing materials that appear to be issued by the Association but are not.
Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or made for hotels in inconvenient locations. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.
Please be vigilant if approached by a service that implies it is an official housing provider for our Association. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify our staff immediately. 314.878.2304 or info@FarmEquip.org