Learn how to mitigate attrition fees
Reservation attrition clauses are at the forefront of every event and meeting planners mind. On one hand, planners must make sure there are enough hotel rooms for participants, but on the other hand, they don't want to overpromise bookings to the hotel and under deliver. Even after you've maxed out the number of hotel rooms you drop on reduction dates, and you still have left over space, there are steps you can take to mitigate paying the penalty for unused group reservations. Smart meeting planners will request control of the group reservation block as long as possible to allow last minute attendees to book their rooms. If the hotel wants you to pay for rooms not booked 60 days out, negotiate down to 30 to minimize costs and accommodate latecomers.
Once the contract has been signed by both parties, there is often little to negotiate further concerning penalties, and now the group must pay a predetermined percentage for each hotel room that remains vacant. Take matters into your own hands with Roomer. Now you can mitigate hotel fees by selling any unused hotel reservations on Roomer. Whether you're forced to downsize your meeting due to less-than-stellar attendance or must cancel the event altogether, let Roomer be part of your hotel room contract exit strategy. With Roomer, you won't be liable to pay reservation attrition fees when reselling the group rooms on our site.
Signing up on Roomer is easy, and it only takes a few minutes. Listing vacant hotel rooms on Roomer is just as simple as the sign up process, and best of all creating a listing is free. You only have to pay Roomer a reservation commission fee if you book the hotel room through us, which is only a fraction of what you'd being paying in room cancellation fees.
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