1) Forgetting that history repeats itself—Historical data is valuable. If you don’t track how much regular or decaf coffee your group drinks, whether or not they eat breakfast, if they prefer beer or wine, how can you plan your meals and allocate your food budget correctly? Ask the hotel to confirm how much of each item ordered was consumed, so you have a starting point for next year. 2) Paying for what you didn’t get—First of all, ask for water, soda, or other bottled drinks to be charged ...

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