Re: [94attendees] IHG "Non-qualifying Stay"?

"Carlos M. Martinez" <carlos@lacnic.net> Wed, 18 November 2015 18:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: [94attendees] IHG "Non-qualifying Stay"?
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For what it counts, I also agree that *knowing* beforehand whether
points will be awarded or not, is relevant. Just as it's useful to know
whether breakfast is included or not.

I also agree that it doesn't have to be a decision factor for the IAOC
to consider when selecting a hotel. But, as someone said, it's just one
more question to ask, and it will probably suffice to paste the hotel's
answer onto the event's page.

-Carlos

On 11/18/15 3:22 PM, Sean Leonard wrote:
> I agree with Jordi Martinez that points are relevant.
>
> It does not hurt (actually, it helps) for the IAOC to *ask* about
> preserving rewards points and qualifying stays. The IAOC
> representative can credibly state that there are going to be more
> particpants than will fill the room block anyway, so people have their
> choice in hotels (with overflow hotels etc.), and this is one factor
> that they can tell the membership/attendees will be preserved when
> choosing amongst hotels.
>
> FWIW I got a lot of points when we stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian
> Village at IETF 91, plus 10% off the already discounted stay (cash
> back deal). 10% off covered the majority of the meals in Hawaii.
> Hilton also inundated me with timeshare offers. I ended up getting a
> very nice trip to Vegas out of it for dirt cheap.
>
> I do not think that the IAOC should make a decision based on whether a
> hotel gives rewards. Folks who are objecting on this list are probably
> concerned about the proposition that the IAOC would select a more
> expensive hotel (for the IETF/Internet Society) simply because it
> offers points. That should not be the case, so put it to rest.
>
> But you don't get what you don't ask for--it's as simple as that.
>
> Sean
>
> On 11/18/2015 8:42 AM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
>> I understand that, but you also probably understand that many folks
>> pay the hotel, IETF cost, flight, etc., from their own pocket, so
>> being able to keep the points is VERY relevant for saving some nights
>> at future meetings.
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