Don't blame the attendees
They're just getting the best rate they can. Don't blame the hotels. They're just managing their inventory. Don't blame the meeting planners. They were promised great rates.
You can blame the Internet if you want, but the Internet is here to stay.
For groups that have attendees paying their own hotel bills, the problem is unfilled room blocks. Attendees are passing over a meeting planner's negotiated rate and, instead, booking the contrac