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Hotel Room Scams


Warning About Housing Pirates

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) is aware of a growing practice of which conference attendees need be aware.  Third-party housing companies are making contact with conference attendees trying to get them to book their Conference hotel rooms at what they claim to be a “better rate.”  These third parties are in no way affiliated with IMA or the Summit. 

All room reservations should be made directly with the hotel to secure the Conference rate.  You can book your reservation by clicking here.

IMA has sufficient room blocks to accommodate our attendees at the special IMA Summit rates. These other groups claim they can get cheaper rates if you book with them. Such companies to avoid, as they are not affiliated with IMA or the upcoming events in Nashville include:

  • Convention Housing Services
  • Convention Expo Travel
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • Expo Housing
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Global Housing Management (GHM Travel)
  • HDMC Group
  • IEP Group
  • International Events
  • Le Company LLC
  • TradeShow Housing

Should you receive an e-mail or phone call from any of these companies, IMA strongly recommends you DO NOT make your Nashville hotel reservation with any third party vendor. If you have already made hotel reservations through an unauthorized vendor, IMA is unable to guarantee the reservation is valid and recommends that you cancel immediately before you incur charges. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance if you book through them. A similar scam a few years ago caused several attendees to arrive in San Diego with no hotel room ever booked for them. 

Please be assured that IMA is committed to providing you quality services to make your Summit experience a positive one. Should you have any questions or concerns or have booked with a third party, please contact Erin Babarskis, IMA’s Conference Planner at or by calling us at 847-447-1082.

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