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Room Block Management

  • 1.  Room Block Management

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 30 days ago
    Happy New Year! It's time to welcome everyone back with our Huddle of the Week post!

    Tighter budgets with rate increases and attrition concerns are increasing the challenges with room block management. We have seen planners have great success and overcome these obstacles. You can automate this process with technology and see the value of owning your own data. Passkey allows you a direct booking website, real-time reporting and tracking, event registration integration, universal hotel connectivity, milestone alerts, and sub-block group management. 

    Questions for you:

    • What challenges are you facing with room block management?
    • Are you currently using Passkey?

    Want to learn more about how to automate processes with technology, best practices for a seamless registration process for your attendees, and the value of owning your own data? Register for our upcoming webinar taking place on January 17th – How to Successfully Approach Room Block Managementtoday!

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section below!

    #HuddleoftheWeek
    #VoiceIt​​
    #Passkey

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    Megan Clark
    Assistant Team Lead, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 28 days ago
    Some of our biggest challenges have been contracts with very early rooming list submission dates. We're seeing a lot of last minute cancellations or changes in plans to send another person so the ability to allow for name substitutions or dropping rooms is huge. A lot of our clients are planning their events with shorter turn around times and sometimes our rooming lists are due before we're able to collect all of our registrations.  We are utilizing Passkey more frequently and that has helped for some of these challenges. It's a great tool for us to cut out the response time of emailing a hotel contact and waiting for a reply to know if a change has been made.

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    Christie Aase
    Supervisor, Support Services
    ALTOURUnited States
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  • 3.  RE: Room Block Management

    User Group Member
    Posted 28 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? We always face that we owe all the names in or closing things out one+ month out from the event and sometimes we just don't have registration done that early. We then have issues where sometimes we fully pay for people but sometimes clients can't allow that and need to pay but we can't take credit cards because of GDPR and it confuses the whole issue.
    • Are you currently using Passkey? Sometimes if the venue allows


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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 4.  RE: Room Block Management

    User Group Member
    Posted 28 days ago
    What challenges are you facing with room block management?
    Managing multiple blocks across different hotels with different levels of attendee room assignments. 

    Are you currently using Passkey?
    Not currently using this but looking into options for future events.

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    Jennifer Jones
    Senior Event Specialist
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  • 5.  RE: Room Block Management

    Community MVP
    Posted 27 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management?
      • We have not yet returned to events needing room nights
    • Are you currently using Passkey?
      • No


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    Lori Wildman
    Marketing Director
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 6.  RE: Room Block Management

    User Group Member
    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi Megan,

    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? Last minute changes and human error when registering
    • Are you currently using Passkey? Nope!


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    Katie Dreifus
    Registration Manager
    PwC Management Services LPUnited States
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  • 7.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 24 days ago
    Our challenges are mainly with courtesy blocks. It can be difficult for brides and social planners to have realistic expectations of attendance numbers. I have limited each courtesy block over our peak weekends to a certain number for each group and to have a few different groups rather than put all my eggs in one basket on a group that may not even pick up.

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    Jen Pennington
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Sheraton Duluth HotelUnited States
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  • 8.  RE: Room Block Management

    Community MVP
    Posted 24 days ago

    Questions for you:

    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? None
    • Are you currently using Passkey?  Passkey is the best! 


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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 9.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 22 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management?  I have used Cvent for many years, so I remember when the rooms' function had a time stamp on the reports. I miss this but have found ways to work around it when we don't have the option of using passkey for a program. 
    • Are you currently using Passkey?  We use passkey when offered by a hotel and I find it easy to work with when the blocks are correct. 


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    Sandra McQueen
    Sr. Meeting & Events Coordinator
    MeetingAdvice - An Etherio CompanyUnited States
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  • 10.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 21 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? Changes after the cut-off date and the hotels not realizing that we (passkey) can't help the customer at that point.
    • Are you currently using Passkey? Yes, for all city-wide conventions.


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    Virginia McCoy
    Sales Associate
    Visit Savannah
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  • 11.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 14 days ago
    What challenges are you facing with room block management?
    not yet
    Are you currently using Passkey?
    not yet

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    Jonathan stanaj
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    United Federation of TeachersUnited States
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  • 12.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 11 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? - not has much flexibility as we did with hotels before COVID. 
    • Are you currently using Passkey? - yes


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    Justina Hulen
    Events director
    RSLC
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  • 13.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 8 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? Lots of last minute cancellations due to COVID and how that affects billing and reconciliation (i.e. if an IPO individual cancels and you haven't already collected CC info, you have no way to hold them accountable for cancelation fees).
    • Are you currently using Passkey? Not currently, but would like to try it!


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    Carli Thomas
    Event Technology Manager
    FIRSTUnited States
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  • 14.  RE: Room Block Management

    Posted 2 days ago
    • What challenges are you facing with room block management? Increased rates, earlier due dates for rooming lists
    • Are you currently using Passkey? no, not currently, but I have in the past.


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    Erika Noyes
    Meeting Manager
    Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.United States
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