Author Topic: CCI 2015 Guide to getting a Downtown Hotel Room (Travel Planners Hotel Lottery)  (Read 72470 times)

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That is messed up. I personally believe anyone caught "hoarding" rooms on the exchange just taking whatever until they get their "perfect" room and then canceling something they took and not passing it on, needs to be banned from further exchanges. That's ridiculous to do that.

Yeah, I wouldn't have been as upset if they had just told me as soon as they found the other hotel and I could have re-listed it up on the board.  I understand people are going to horse trade to try and get the best location possible.   

Maybe Jopari is right and we need to set some new rules/guidelines next year.     <Sees can of worms; opens!>

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I have to agree there has to be some ground rules in place and communicated. Cancelling a downtown room without attempting to pass it on to a forum member in need should be frowned upon at the very least. Offenders should be put on notice that we are here to help each other out - this action was selfish.

Bottom line - if you traded for a room and you get something else better do everyone else a favor and help someone else in return.

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This is certainly something to take under consideration. We are learning something about exchanging hotels every year, and I agree that this is an area where a change should be made.

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Looks like mine went through onto my credit card (AmEx).
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Mine still has not gone through (pending, visa) I'm going to call them and see what they say

Edit - no luck calling TP so i  just re-entered my cc information and i at least have the deposit amount at the bottom of the deposit receipt so hopefully they will take they money out of my account soon.
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Charge pending, finally!
And switching the dates and contact info was an easy fix, so I think I'm good to go for now! ;D

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I have situation where the person said they would transfer the room first thing Monday morning and never transferred it.  I have tried several attempts to reach them through the forum and email.  At this point I am under the assumption they found a hotel.
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This is certainly something to take under consideration. We are learning something about exchanging hotels every year, and I agree that this is an area where a change should be made.

I started a separate topic where we could collect suggestions for next year.   Hoping it will be easier to find that way.

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Got this from TP earlier.

"Your room is still secured. Our company charges the rooms manually. So they will go back soon and start charging anyone who hasn’t been charged. If there is anything wrong with the credit card, you will be contacted.ot this from TP."


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Glad to see that, Mystical Althea! Hopefully Travel Planners are still working to track everything down. I saw in the other thread that there are still people who haven't received their lottery results (either a room or a denial). I would guess that those cases are their main focus right now. But it's good to know that they are collecting payments and confirming the deposits!

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Really, manually?  I did data entry in my early days, it's no fun! 

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Got this from TP earlier.

"Your room is still secured. Our company charges the rooms manually. So they will go back soon and start charging anyone who hasn’t been charged. If there is anything wrong with the credit card, you will be contacted.ot this from TP."
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Really, manually?  I did data entry in my early days, it's no fun!

That's what I thought, since people were posting about immediate transactions over the weekend.

BTW--I got a callback!!! They are supposed to put thru deposits tonight or tomorrow night.

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That's what I thought, since people were posting about immediate transactions over the weekend.

BTW--I got a callback!!! They are supposed to put thru deposits tonight or tomorrow night.

Wow, TP really seems to be working hard for you! I hope everyone else is able to get in contact and have their issues resolved as well.

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Wow, TP really seems to be working hard for you! I hope everyone else is able to get in contact and have their issues resolved as well.

Working hard for them? LMAO...

Oh yea, I forgot, yesterday was April Fools Day...

Good one TJ ;).

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