The IAFC has learned that unauthorized housing companies (called poachers or pirates) have been contacting IAFC members, offering less expensive rates at hotels in the IAFC’s Fire-Rescue International (FRI) housing block.
When individuals book hotel accommodations through poachers or pirates, the consequences can be costly: Event participants may be left without hotel rooms when they arrive at the event and incur fraudulent charges on their credit cards.
Experient is the official housing provider for FRI. The IAFC has worked diligently with the hotels in Charlotte to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors.
Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by the IAFC. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely nonrefundable.
Please report immediately any unauthorized FRI hotel room solicitation to Conferences@iafc.org.