Hotel Rooms Poaching Scam Alert!



FEBRUARY 13, 2015

Dear ISSTD Members and Friends,

It has come to our attention that several companies inaccurately representing themselves as our "housing vendor" are contacting individuals in the ISSTD community, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the ISSTD block on your behalf, or even offer you a discount from the ISSTD group rate of $169.


ISSTD has not approved this company or any housing service for the 2015 ISSTD Annual Conference. This is a scam. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Orlando, Florida. If you are contacted by one of these companies, please notify ISSTD immediately by calling 703-610-9037.

Reservations for the 2015 ISSTD Annual Conference should be made directly with the hotel, either by phone or via our web reservation system provided on our Conference Website and as listed below. If you have questions about the hotel, or need to reserve more than 9 rooms, please contact us at

Bottom line, don't every give out your credit card to anyone who calls you offering you assistance with the ISSTD Annual Conference Room Reservation at a reduced rate! 

All 2015 ISSTD Annual Conference activities will take place at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida.
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

If you have not done so already, please reserve your room online through the official channel:

Call in Reservations can be made by dialing (407) 827-4000.
We have arranged for the following conference attendee room rates:
$169 single/double occupancy (exclusive of 12.50% Room Tax Per Night).

Cut-off for hotel reservations is March 16, after which reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Please note that this is a popular destination and the ISSTD hotel block is filling up. We recommend you reserve a room at your earliest convenience.

Cancellation Policy
All guaranteed room requests require an advance deposit equal to one night’s stay to guarantee arrival after 6:00 p.m. The Hotel shall accept payment in the form of personal check, money order or major credit card with expiration date. Should a guest desire to cancel, their money will be refunded if they notify the Hotel at 72 Hours in advance of arrival.

If you make a reservation within ISSTD’s room block and are NOT registered for The 2015 ISSTD Annual Conference, your reservation will be removed from the block and the discounted room rate will not be applicable. Submitting a registration form for the 2015 ISSTD Annual Conference does not automatically reserve a hotel room.

Thank you very much. We are hoping to stop this poaching and serve all our members and friends appropriately! 

Thérèse O. Clemens, CAE
Executive Director, ISSTD


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