In November the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a meeting of all local hotel/motel business manages. If you had any such experiences or troubles with your room or special good services please email me with the details. Dates, times, place, please. The County will present our findings to the community and see if the power our group has can gain better services.
The York County Convention and Visitors Bureau works very hard to promote their wonderful County and to increase business and visitor activities. For Eastern Division’s York meet they have a booth near the Silver Hall Registration counter and are prepared to help anyone with rooms, tourist information and assistance. Sometimes they have discount coupons for local restaurants. I encourage all to use their services.
During my terms as Eastern Division President we held a meeting with all the local hotel/motel business managers To try and reduce the high room rates and improve relations. At that time rooms were at a premium and the hotels felt they could raise their rates for any Fairgrounds located meeting. We briefed all on who we are , what we collect and our concerns. The managers did not agree to reduce rates but some tried to lighten our financial load by offering chits, in the food/beverage areas, and specials in other areas. This helped and we were very appreciative of the Bureau’s strong efforts on our behalf.
Now the tables have turned. There are plenty of rooms available in the York area and we are not as big a draw as previously. Plus with programs like Priceline and others, reduced rates are available. For example a member booked a room locally for XX dollars months before the York meet and a few days out booked the same type of room at the same hotel thru Priceline for considerable savings. He cancelled his pre-booking and saved significant monies.
If you have cogent examples please send me soonest.