In our new fortnightly update, we take a look back at one of our early episodes of event Ninja News where I explain how you can save thousands on group accommodation.
Watch today’s episode for my full description or keep reading for a quick overview.
Do you book accommodation for your conference or events?
If you make group bookings (room blocks) at hotels do you ever ask for a Bed Only rate, instead of Bed and Breakfast?
Why do this? Well, there is always a small percentage of delegates who opt for a breakfast on the run as opposed to a sit-down buffet breakfast. And sometimes, people skip breakfast altogether. If your accommodation contract is for a Bed and Breakfast room rate then sometimes you are paying for breakfasts that aren’t eaten.
In one example I saved our client over $5,000 with this one tweak to their booking. This conference had over 150 breakfasts which were NOT eaten over 4 days!
Remember though – In your event budget, I would include a number estimating that all delegates will eat breakfast. This way you are covered and hopefully, you have a nice surprise and can make a reduction to this number at the end!
Do you have a great money saving tip when it comes to booking accommodation? I’d love to hear your stories. Leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply.
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