It has been brought to my attention by multiple State Coordinators that some of the hotels along Southern Route have been getting calls from riders wanting to book rooms early under the RFTW contract rate. It seems that these riders think giving the desk clerks a hard time will get them a room. It will not work. The Hotel list is planned to go public on January 1,2017. The lists from the individual State Coordinators aren’t even due to me yet.
On Southern Route we have several new hotels that have not been on our list before including some new host hotels. We have one stop where you will have to use a special online link to get the group rate.
Please follow the process. You are only making the hotels upset and if they get upset enough we could lose their support.
The State Coordinators are working hard to establish group rates at a varity of hotels to fit your budgets. There are plenty of rooms in each town so there is no need to try jumping the gun.