NOTICE: PDCA members have received telephone calls and emails from individuals representing a company called “EHS” or “Exhibitors Hotel Services” (or “Global Housing” or “Convention Housing Services”). These individuals are operating without the consent of PDCA and are fraudulently representing themselves as PDCA, the Omni Amelia Island, or a housing service hired to process reservations for our 2017 Annual Conference, June 27 – 30, 2017. They are NOT authorized in any way by PDCA to handle the Annual Conference hotel reservations and have no special access to our discounted group room block at the Omni. No one at PDCA, the Omni Amelia Island, or any other hotel will ever call you via telephone asking you to book a hotel room, and you will not receive a solicitation via email from our affiliated hotel. The only official conference hotel is the Omni Amelia Island located at 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Our conference rate is $179.00 per night plus taxes for attendees, with pre/post nights available at the group rate based on hotel availability. Any offers from other hotels, travel agencies and/or tradeshow or exhibitor housing services of any kind are not endorsed by PDCA and are a SCAM. Once our annual conference online registration is open, you will be able to book through the hotel reservations link on our official conference website.
How the SCAM Works: EHS is saying that the block is nearly full and they can book your room directly for you and will then request your credit card information. Our block is not full. Additionally, they are quoting our discounted rate as a much higher rate per night. We do not know if your credit card information is secure with this company or if the hotel reservations are even legitimate bookings. Many of these companies will lock you into much higher rates, pre-payments and non-refundable reservations. Unfortunately, often times your money and credit card information may be compromised or even stolen and you are never actually booked at the hotel.
PDCA is proud to have produced our Annual International Conference & Expo for our professional members and attendees for the past 20 years. We request your support by booking directly within our reserved block and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 20 years! We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in Amelia Island, FL in June.