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Date Posted: 19:09:55 06/20/17 Tue
Author: No name
Author Host/IP: d118-75-247-184.try.wideopenwest.com / 75.118.184.247
Subject: NANS - Next year rethink wristbands. Is the policy in place so the host hotels are used? Doesn't seem to be an issue as the they sell out in minutes. ID is costly enough. A family of 6 can easily fit into a hotel for 4 yet they are forced to get 2 rooms or pay $200 a day in wristbands. Add that to the dress, wig, makeup, shoes, socks, flights, food, and instruction. What is that shirt say? "I don't dance i finance" . Getting harder every year. ID is not a sport for the average family


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[> You may be able to "fit" 6 in a 4 person room but it is very oftern against fire codes. Been to Disney?-- they don't allow. Many cities have strict codes related to this- this would be hotel rules not NAIDC rules. -- JMO, 22:14:20 06/20/17 Tue (pool-74-106-191-208.eriepa.dsl-w.verizon.net/74.106.191.208)

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[> [> If the wrist band policy was not in place the issue would be between the family and the hotel not NAIDC -- No name, 19:07:50 06/21/17 Wed (d118-75-247-184.try.wideopenwest.com/75.118.184.247)

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[> [> [> Perhaps you are not staying at the host hotel- the Hilton, but the NAIDC hotel information states the "Hilton Hotel only legally sleeps 4 guests". Thus there should be no one squeezing more in the Hilton Hotel rooms- not NAIDC rule - hotel rule. -- Enjoy yourself, 07:34:23 06/22/17 Thu (ip-64-134-71-12.public.wayport.net/64.134.71.12)

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[> [> [> [> You need to live in the real world. A family with 3 kids are getting 2 rooms....Please. -- No name, 21:15:11 06/25/17 Sun (d118-75-247-184.try.wideopenwest.com/75.118.184.247)

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[> Does blocking non-host hotels provide income to the event? Just curious as to what the benefit is to doing the wristbands. Clearly they are not going through all this hassle just to make things difficult & expensive for us. -- No name, 07:23:09 06/21/17 Wed (NoHost/38.68.73.11)

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[> A hosting region went bankrupt by not doing a mandatory block, families booked outside -- Dm, 12:47:49 06/21/17 Wed (pool-72-79-22-185.nwrknj.east.verizon.net/72.79.22.185)

the block, and so it cost the hosts a lot more for the venue.

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[> [> That was years ago. Families always like a good deal and to be close to the venue or at the host hotel. What ever caused the issue from years ago doesn't seem to be an issue now. Just think of all the resources spent on planning and executing on a wristband policy that might not be needed any longer. Maybe now it is time to re-evaluate the process. Our O doesn't require wristbands. -- No name, 14:03:37 06/21/17 Wed (NoHost/204.91.34.173)

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[> [> It's my understanding our O does require wristbands now. They hinted at it last year, but it didn't sound like hinting when hotel registration opened in March. While many do prefer to stay close to the event, many will stay farther out to save $. The venue is provided at a special rate providing the organizers are able to fill a certain number of rooms. Without the block, there is no way to tell if the rooms are being sold to people affiliated with that event or by random vacationers. -- I understand the need for the wristbands. Don't see them going away any time soon., 14:23:57 06/21/17 Wed (cpe-65-189-55-125.cinci.res.rr.com/65.189.55.125)

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[> [> [> While I don't understand the agreement between the convention center and the various hotels, even without wristbands, families all flocked to block hotels to get better deals. -- Committee kept adding hotels, 18:52:34 06/21/17 Wed (NoHost/107.77.111.79)

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[> [> [> [> Makes sense to me. If they don't require all families to stay in a block hotel, people would wait in hopes that the block would fill up & then they could stay anywhere, so the initial block might not fill. But the committee then has an obligation to ensure enough blocked rooms for everyone. -- The rule wasn't put in place without soud reasons., 20:00:01 06/21/17 Wed (72-9-44-196.donet.com/72.9.44.196)

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[> [> [> [> [> Sound, not soud -- Typo queen, 20:01:20 06/21/17 Wed (72-9-44-196.donet.com/72.9.44.196)

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[> maybe need to improve booking process if possible? we booked one room (one at a time via link), then went to book second room block sold out, so our family is again split between hotels. not a great experience for the parents - or kids -- to spend a trip in separate hotels! -- No name, 13:25:41 06/21/17 Wed (c-73-209-163-144.hsd1.il.comcast.net/73.209.163.144)

we booked one room (one at a time via link), then went to book second room block sold out, so our family is again split between hotels. not a great experience for the parents - or kids -- to spend a trip in separate hotels!

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