Flashback: Save thousands when booking group accommodation

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.   

Keep running events, connecting people and changing lives.

x Kim

 

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Below are some previous episodes you may like to check out:

Should I price my event tickets to cover the cost of putting on my event?

How do you tap into a wider market to promote your event?

Save thousands with this one idea when booking group accommodation

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