As an avid participant in meetings industry conferences, I’ve heard all the arguments for booking within the block. Until recently, I’ve heeded the call. But when I booked lodging for the recent Professional Convention Management Association conference in San Diego, the room block prices were far higher than published rates for the same hotels. In the end, Hotwire found our team a lovely property that was a quick walk from the convention center, and even had its LEED certification. I can’t ...

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