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. 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 breakfast’s NOT eaten over 4 days. Remember – 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. Are you subscribed to my weekly Event Ninja News? Each week I will email you one Event Ninja Tip. It will be short, sharp, to the point and hopefully help you on your quest to running your Best Events Ever. So come on over, click here to be added to the list and I look forward to sharing my love of events with you. — Are you looking for some great event accommodation and conference venues? click here to check out our Venue Directory, the link will take you straight to ‘Hotels with Meeting Rooms’ you can refine your search on the right hand side. PS. We don’t take commission from venues listed on our directory so this means you deal direct and get the best rates. Enjoy!