Oh...well...'nuff said.

On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:24:23 -0600, pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx said:
> Go back to the archives for previous discussions about room prices. The 
> hotels have a "package" rate, in which the organization gets meeting 
> rooms, coffee breaks, etc. included in the package price. The people 
> sleeping in the conference hotels subsidize the extra stuff. If
> conference 
> attendees don't sleep in a conference hotel, the organization pays 
> attrition charges. Besides, the room rate is not that much higher than 
> rack rate. The perception of gouging has evolved as a result of selling 
> rooms over the internet. It's not just COMMON. That's the way it works in 
> the industry.
> 
> 'Nuff said.
> 
> Paul Nelson
> Arbor Solutions, Inc.
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> I'm not griping about the cost of the conference, I'm bitching about the
> cost of the hotels. I think it's ridiculous that the cost is different if
> you stay at the COMMON 'approved' hotel vs. a different hotel. Unless
> that's changed...has it?
> 
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:19:02 -0600, pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx said:
> > I've said this before, and I'm not looking to start a bandwidth wasting 
> > thread here, but if you show up at a conference with an attitude that 
> you 
> > are going to find something that will give your boss a good ROI, COMMON
> > is 
> > essentially free education. Show up with a business problem to be 
> solved, 
> > talk to your peers and the IBM'ers, find the solution to the problem, go 
> 
> > home and make your boss happy. It's pretty simple. I've been doing it 
> > since 1980. 
> > 
> > It's 2004. Stop griping about current-day pricing.
> > 
> > 
> > Paul Nelson
> > Arbor Solutions, Inc.
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> > pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx
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> > 
> > COMMON gouges enough...
> > 
> > On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:39:04 -0500, "Jon Paris" 
> <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > said:
> > >  >> No  Not The Gaylord Palms but a  very nice facility
> > > 
> > > I think the next Orlando conference is Marriott World - not a bad
> > > facility
> > > and they don't gouge as badly as Gaylord.  It has grown by about 40%
> > > since
> > > the last time I visited which concerns me that it may have become a
> > > little
> > > too big.  It is good that the prices are (were?) more reasonable, 
> > because
> > > it
> > > is not much easier to walk to alternative food sources than it was at
> > > Gaylord.
> > > 
> > > Jon Paris
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