Housing Warning

Experient is the Official Coverings Housing Provider

Experient is the only official housing provider for Coverings 2020. Experient includes the seal (shown to the left) on all email communications with Coverings attendees and exhibitors, as well as on the website. 

If you do not see this seal on a website or email that promotes hotel rooms for Coverings, it is not the official Coverings housing provider.

If you are contacted by a company that is not our official housing provider, or if you are unsure whether or not a company is legitimate, please immediately email Michele Nebel Peake at mlnpeake@taffyevents.com.

Unauthorized Housing Providers

Coverings has been alerted that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting Coverings attendees and exhibitors via phone and email claiming they can secure hotel rooms at designated Coverings hotels in New Orleans, LA. These companies are not authorized to represent Coverings, nor do they have access to officially contracted room blocks or rates on behalf of the show.

For your own protection, please do not make reservations through any other housing provider or travel company. Many reports of false and deceptive activities by these companies abound; some things to be aware of:

  • Many of these companies cannot guarantee a reservation because they do not have contracts for room blocks with Coverings hotels. They will contact a housing wholesaler to see if anything is available to resell to you.
  • Even legitimate wholesalers cannot knowingly book show attendees into the show block. Only the official show housing provider (Experient) can book within our room block. If the hotel determines that an attendee has been solicited or contacted by a wholesaler, they may increase the room rate to match or exceed the group rate or the reservation may be cancelled. A rate quote from a room broker is not a guaranteed rate.
  • Rooms booked through unauthorized housing companies most often are to be fully prepaid. Rather than a one-night or no deposit as is standard with Experient, an unauthorized company may require non-refundable payment of the full cost for the entire stay for each room booked at the time of booking. NEVER give your credit card information unless you are 100% certain you know who is on the other end.
  • Reservation confirmations and numbers are often not available from these companies until less than a week before the arrival date. Even then, these may not guarantee that a room will be available when you arrive.
  • Generally, these companies cannot secure a large block of rooms – only one at a time. Exhibitors should particularly be wary, since they often need to book a group of rooms for their staff who will be exhibiting during the conference.
  • Name changes on reservations with unofficial wholesalers/room brokers may be difficult to make.
  • Coverings will not be able to assist attendees and exhibitors who have reserved rooms outside the block if problems result from booking through an unauthorized company.

Please be cautious when dealing with any of the following companies:

  • A&C Marketing
  • Advanced Travel Systems
  • Allied Acquisition Services
  • Book My Rooms
  • Booking.com
  • Condos at OCCC
  • CBB – Housing
  • CBS (Corporate Booking Services) International
  • CH Planners
  • Convention Hotel Management
  • Convention Hotel Services
  • Convention Housing
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Convention Housing Services/Convention Expo Travel
  • Conventioneers LLC
  • Diamond Housing Associates
  • ECTC Group/Executive Convention Travel
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • ETB – Exhibition Travel Bureau
  • Event Connections
  • Event Egg
  • Events Plus, Inc.
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Execu-Link Corp.
  • Executive Events
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel
  • Exhibition Speed Services
  • Exhibitors Hotel Reservation Services
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Expo Housing
  • Expo Housing Services/EHS
  • GE Group Travel
  • Global Corporate Consultants (GCC)
  • Global Corporate Events, Inc.
  • Global Event Groups
  • Global Expo Travel
  • Global Housing Management/GHM Travel
  • Global Housing Services Corporation
  • Global Travel Partners
  • Global Travel Planner
  • Golden Events
  • Group TIRA/TIRA Convention Management
  • HDMC Group
  • Hotel Angels, LLC
  • IEA Event Planning
  • International Events, Inc./IEP Group
  • Itravel, Inc.
  • JTR Holdings Inc.
  • Le Company LLC
  • National Travel Accommodations/NTA
  • National Travel Associates/NTA Rooms
  • NSCN Services
  • Pro Housing Services LLC
  • Reservation Events
  • Room Connections/Rooms Connect, Limited
  • Show Coordinators
  • Silver State Convention Housing
  • Six Point Travel
  • Skyline Housing (affiliated with CCRA)
  • Stay Right Travel, LLC
  • Tarzango LLC
  • TIRA Convention Travel Management
  • Trade Fair Trips Ltd
  • Trade Show Housing
  • Trade Show Reservations, LLC
  • Trade Show Planners, LLC
  • TradeShow Housing
  • Travel Maker
  • XM Corp/XM Corporation
  • Xpo Planners, Inc
Please be assured that Coverings is committed to providing you quality services to make your Coverings Show experiences positive, and we will vigorously pursue these organizations to prevent unauthorized contact.