*Official Housing and Registration Company - SPARGO, Inc.
SPARGO, Inc. is the exclusive official provider of housing for the GBTA Convention 2018. No other companies or providers have authorization or permission from GBTA to serve as official providers and work with GBTA on housing arrangements, including room blocks. SPARGO, Inc. researches the properties to make certain that GBTA Convention 2018 attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet SPARGO, Inc. standards and are offered at a discounted price. You may receive solicitations via email, fax, or letter from other companies and housing providers.
If you are contacted by any company other than SPARGO, Inc. offering housing in San Diego, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent GBTA, nor do they have access to officially contracted GBTA Convention 2018 room blocks or rates in San Diego. These unauthorized companies may falsely use GBTA’s logo and claim to be affiliated with or working on behalf of GBTA, and often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card. If any of these companies contact you directly about reservations for GBTA, do not book with them and contact SPARGO, Inc. or GBTA immediately. Booking with them puts you at risk, and GBTA cannot be held responsible.
Neither GBTA nor SPARGO, Inc. will not ask for you to fill out a paper form to collect credit card information to secure hotel rooms, all credit card information is gathered online via the GBTA Convention 2018 housing portal.
These companies’ practices make it more difficult for GBTA to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. GBTA is financially liable for all contracted rooms, whether the hotel sells them or not. Therefore, we ask that you always book your rooms under the GBTA block. We work diligently to give all attendees the best overall experience at our Convention and ask for your continued support.
If you are contacted by any company other than SPARGO, Inc. offering housing in San Diego, please forward the emails or correspondence to SPARGO, Inc. or GBTA. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Senavitis at SPARGO, Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-671-3904.