Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review

Samuel Weiler <weiler+ietf@watson.org> Sat, 17 August 2013 13:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013, Jakob Heitz wrote:

> If a booked person doesn't show, let the hotel charge that person a 
> cancellation fee to cover revenue lost due to empty rooms.

Different attendees have different takes on this.  Personally, I 
prefer generous cancel terms, and I will happily accept the risk of 
being walked (and getting a free room) as the cost of that.  I have 
also deliberately avoiding booking at the meeting rate when cancel 
terms were too nasty.

I think there is merit in Andrew Sullivan's suggestion of letting us 
self-select: have the secretariat collect, as part of registration, a 
one-bit preference for "happiness to be given a free room at another 
hotel" and provide that list to the hotel(s) if needed.

-- Sam