Beware of Hotel Scams

We have been informed that several third-party vendors have approached our exhibitors and attendees regarding hotel accommodations at a lesser cost.  This practice, often termed ‘room poaching,’ is carried out by third-party companies—unaffiliated with MedTech Impact—that act as various agencies or services in order to solicit attendees and/or exhibitors for room reservations. These individuals may often misrepresent themselves as the event’s official housing provider, and contact registrants and exhibitors with discounted offers for housing.

 

If you receive any solicitations via email, telephone, or fax, we ask that you please contact Heather Johnson immediately at heather@medtechimpact.com.

 

By establishing our event’s own hotel room block, we guarantee that rooms not only meet our standards, but are also offered at a reduced price. Moreover, room poachers are typically part of a scam: rooms are often nonexistent, in a different hotel location, or sometimes even incur hefty cancellation charges on guests’ credit cards.

 

Below is a list of companies that should be avoided. Please contact us with any further questions or concerns, and be sure to book directly through our website. We appreciate your cooperation and consideration.

 

  • Exhibitors Lodging Management/ELM: (415) 858-0928; Alex Snow asnow@xlodg.com
  • Trade Show Planners, LLC: 888-511-3437
  • HICORD: info@hicord.com; annie@hicord.com; patrick@hicord.com
  • GE Group Travel: 888-467-7279
  • National Travel Accommodations/NTA: 877-595-7666
  • Allied Acquisition Services: 888-908-8155 or 212-441-3140 or 855-987-4400
  • A&C Marketing: 352-375-0086 or 352-264-0044
  • Convention Housing Authority: 212-441-3140
  • Expo Housing Services/EHS: 866-319-3976
  • Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel: 866-367-4414
  • Global Housing Management: 877-410-9927
  • Tira Convention Travel Management/Group Tira: 877-607-3888
  • CH Planners: 800-801-4174
  • Executive Events: 888-393-5217
  • Exhibitor Housing Services: 800-217-4402
  • Trade Show Housing: 877-577-1806
  • Convention Hotel Services: 855-265-1061
  • Exhibition Speed Services: 302-272-9066
  • Global Travel Planner: 571-349-0063 / 310-882-5489
  • CBB-Housing: 888-709-8423 or 323-283-8082
  • Calls from the number 661-748-0240. This is a Skype account that does not appear to be affiliated with any company but is widely associated with complaints of scams and malware phishing attacks.