If you have contracted room blocks at multiple hotel properties, you need event housing software so that attendees can easily view rates and availability through one central link.
It sounds basic but picture this….
An attendee is researching which conferences to attend next year. Once they have narrowed down their options, they open Google to research the costs for budget approval. This includes registration fees, flight costs, hotel costs, and more.
The attendee heads to the event website and easily locates the registration fee. They see a button to view and book hotel rooms and open the link. It navigates them to a webpage that contains links to multiple individual hotel booking links. They open the first link and enter their dates… it returns that the inventory is sold out. They open the second link and enter their dates… again it returns a message that the inventory is sold out. They open a third link and enter their dates… once again it returns a message that inventory is sold out. Imagine the frustration. They decide to try one more time. And guess what? SAME THING. They shorten their dates thinking maybe only the shoulder nights are sold out. Nope. At this point not only can they not find inventory, they can’t find rates to submit for budget approval.
What would you do at this point?
I imagine one of the following scenarios would occur:
This sounds extreme but this exact scenario recently happened to me and it was frustrating. And this was for a large, well-known conference with thousands of attendees!
There is a better way.
Enter event housing software.
Instead of using direct links to multiple hotel properties, attendees can access one link to view all available hotels, rates, locations, amenities, available dates, and more.
There are a host of available features but most importantly, it creates an easy process for attendees. That is why housing software is vital today; people don’t want to waste time when there are easy solutions available.
Bring your events into the modern era of event technology with room block management software.