Unauthorized Housing Warning
Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for BCMC. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. The only way to book your rooms for BCMC is to use the channels provided on our website. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify BCMC staff immediately.
Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”
When BCMC staff secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our convention (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with BCMC. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by BCMC.
Furthermore, room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.
Take note of the following companies not affiliated with BCMC:
• A&C Marketing
• Advanced Travel Systems
• Allied Acquisition Services
• Book My Rooms
• Condos at OCCC
• CBS (Corporate Booking Services) International
• CH Planners
• Convention Hotel Management
• Convention Hotel Services
• Convention Housing
• Convention Housing Authority
• Convention Housing Services/Convention Expo Travel
• Conventioneers LLC
• ECTC Group/Executive Convention Travel
• Elite Corporate Planners
• ETB - Exhibition Travel Bureau
• Event Connections
• Event Egg
• Events Plus, Inc.
• Event Travel Planners
• Execu-Link Corp.
• Executive Events
• Exhibition Housing Services
• Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel
• Exhibition Speed Services
• Exhibitors Hotel Reservations Services
• Exhibitor Housing Services
• Expo Housing
• Expo Housing Services/EHS
• GE Group Travel
• Global Corporate Consultants (GCC Inc.)
• Global Corporate Events, Inc.
• Global Events Group
• Global Housing Management/GHM Travel
• Global Housing Services Corporation
• Global Travel Partners
• Global Travel Planner
• Golden Events
• Group TIRA/TIRA Convention Management
• HDMC Group
• Hotel Angels, LLC
• IEA Event Planning
• International Events, Inc./IEP Group
• Itravel, Inc.
• JTR Holdings Inc.
• Kiana Lawyer PH (caller named Tom from 443 area code)
• Le Company, LLC
• Natinoal Travel Accommodations/NTA
• National Travel Associates (NTA)
• NSCN Services
• Room Connections/Rooms Connect, Limited
• Show Coordinators
• Skyline Housing (affiliated with CCRA)
• Six Point Travel
• Stay Right Travel, LLC
• Tarzango LLC
• Tira Convention Travel Management/Group Tira
• Trade Show Housing
• Trade Show Reservations, LLC
• Trade Show Planners, LLC
• TradeShow Housing
• Travel Maker
• XM Corp./XM Corporation
• Xpo Planners, Inc
Again, if you are contacted by any one of these pirate companies, please notify BCMC staff immediately.