While most of you are probably beating the heat this summer by planning your long-distance meetings in cool (er) climates, I write today to put a bug in your ear about meeting in our nation's capitol. Sure, Washington, DC has its fair share of hot and sticky days, but with that unwanted humidity comes what we love most: VALUE!
Coming straight from one of the sources, I can guarantee you that you'll be faced with hotel contracting terms that you can't deny, if you book a meeting between now and August 31. What does that mean exactly? It means you can do away with all those nasty words we hate most: ATTRITION and CANCELATION!
Seriously, though, hotels this summer are offering deeply discounted pricing structures, letters-of-intent rather than contracts and little to no cancelation fees. Those of you who consistently work in a last-minute meeting planning world should take advantage of these summer savings. The commitment is practically non-existent and you'll still enjoy the service and amenities of the busy season. Plus, you can book at some of the most prestigious locations in the city, for less! I'm here to remind you to ask the question, a little insider tip, if you will. This value may not come easy, but it's there, I promise.
Book it, planners!