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MCI USA is the official hotel accommodations vendor for OFC, assisting attendees with negotiated, reduced rates at San Diego hotels and providing essential support with your reservation.
Important Message Regarding Housing Scams!
Room reservations for OFC are handled exclusively by MCI USA. Phone, fax or email communications from any other company or organization, offering cut-rate housing for the OFC Conference and Exhibition or stating that they are a viable alternative to going through OFC’s official housing bureau, are not affiliated with OFC or the conference in any manner. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations. Those who opt for alternatives to OFC negotiated rates may find themselves at risk. Other groups report that after paying these types of companies, no room was reserved and their credit card was fraudulently charged.
For these reasons, and to support our efforts to give you a quality event, we highly recommend that you do not make any reservations through any unknown housing or travel company. Again, OFC has no affiliation with any of these room brokers. MCI USA is the ONLY official housing contractor for OFC 2023. They will never call to solicit your business.
Here are some of the known companies and websites to steer clear of:
- Elite Housing Services
- Events Plus
- Exhibition Housing Management
- Exhibitor Housing Services
- Global Events Group Travel
- Global Housing Services Corp
- HDMC Group
- National Travel Associates
- National Travel Planners
- Progress Expo Services
- Trade Fair Services
- Trade Show Housing
Why Should I Use MCI USA?
OFC strongly recommends booking your room through MCI. Here's how using MCI USA is a benefit and safeguard to you.
- Low Rates: The lowest room rates available have been negotiated for the Event at hotels in the Official Hotel Block.
- Reservation Protection: In the event of a sold out situation at the hotel, MCI USA protects those booked in the Official Hotel Block, an invaluable benefit to guard against travel uncertainty.
- No Resort Fees: No hidden resort, urban or mandatory fees when you book through MCI USA.
- Earn Reward Points: You can still earn reward points from your preferred brand.
- Wait list: Ability to wait list online for additional hotel nights needed.
- Support your Organization: Booking in the Official Hotel Block helps the Event continue to offer the best, most competitive hotel rates for the future as well as keeping your registration fee increases to a minimum. It shows the Event’s value to the city and allows the organization to negotiate better room blocks and rates for you.
Here’s How OFC Benefits When Attendees Use MCI USA
- We have contracted hotel rooms at discounted rates on your behalf.
- We are able to monitor attendance through our housing block. This enables us to plan, be better prepared and submit accurate event counts, all of which helps with cost-containment.
- OFC’s business value to a city is measured by a ratio between the total number of sleeping rooms booked inside our housing block and the amount of convention center space required. By booking inside the block you can help maintain our strong business value, which is crucial to our negotiations with cities and cost-containment efforts.