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National Taxidermists Association Convention 2008

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    July 9th through 12th, 2008
    37th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition [​IMG]
    Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX
    Contact <A HREF="mailto:ntahq@aol.com">Greg Crain</A> at (985) 641-4-NTA or visit the <A HREF="http://www.nationaltaxidermists.com/">NTA website</A>.
     
  2. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX



    The National Taxidermists Association is pleased to publicize that the Holiday Inn has extended 10 additional days to receive the reduced room rate of $79.00. Generally, the reduced rate has a stop date of 30 days prior to the show however; the Holiday Inn has graciously extended the discount until June 20th.

    To make your reservations before the cost increases by $20.00 please telephone (806) 763-1200 and let them know you are with the NTA to receive the reduced rate.
     

  3. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    You snooze YOU LOSE

    I just called and THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE DISCOUNT RATE !

    THAT JUST SUCKS, now it's $110+

    :(

    Kerby...
     
  4. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    if they extended the date, they should book you a room at that rate. If they dont honor it, i wont be there,
     
  5. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    I just called and made reservations- there are NO MORE $79 rooms left, pretty simple.

    Nice bait and switch.

    Maybe someone from the NTA can call and get this fixed. $40 extra per night x 4 is $120 extra
    And I can't add LOL 4 nights would be $160

    Kerby...
     
  6. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    i agree kerby, the NTA needs to call and make it right, whats the hotels use in extending the date till the 20th if they arent gonna honor it, JJ i hope you see this, someone from the NTA needs to call lubbock and talk it out with the hotel.
     
  7. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    Russ, thank you for calling me about this. The rooms are in fact discounted at the above rate. Earlier today, Greg spoke directly to a girl there named Joann to confirm this. Please call during regular business hours and ask for her. Should the same problem arise again, please make me aware of it as soon as possible 1-877-JANELLI. Once again these rates are in effect at the discounted NTA price of $79.00 as posted above. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused but it will be rectified of that you can be sure of. Thanks again Russ!
     
  8. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    The Holiday Inn told us to call tomorrow and have our rate of $95 "flipped" to the convention rate of $79.
     
  9. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    no problem JJ, i emailed our travel agent booking all of our affairs regarding shows, and made them aware of what you said, she will get back on it tommorow. Russ
     
  10. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    ummmmmm....actually that is $160 Kerby :)

    Hotels do this all the time, if it isn't updated on their computers then they are clueless. I'll bet as John said tomorrow they will have all the snags worked out on the discounted rate.
     
  11. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    You are right Michael, I can't add...can I get a refund on my college degrees? LOL

    There are rooms available, just not at the discount rate and that was tonight when I made my reservations, not earlier today. I was very persistent about the NTA rate and was told NO, then NO, then NO again,...but they had more expensive rooms available, so I had to take one of those. I will call tomorrow and see if I can get it.

    Kerby...
     
  12. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley New Member

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    it's been my experience that people that work at hotels generally have no clue. I have been staying in this same hotel for over 2 months I check out every friday and check back in Sunday night. They have still yet to get a reservation right. I wish there was another hotel close buy that accepeted corporate lodging. You guys should check out corporate lodging, It's accepted at alot of hotels and it's the lowest rate you will find. I get 80 to 100 dollar rooms for 45 on average. I believe that anybody who has a business can sign up here is a link


    http://www.corplodging.com/index.cfm
     
  13. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    Kerby, I just now spoke with a gentleman by the name of Raphael at the hotel. Unfortunately I didn't take into consideration the one hour time difference as Joann had not punched in yet. Not only did Raphael just now book quite a few NTA members at the $79.00 discount rate, he ASSUERED me that you will be credited for the difference upon arrival. He went on further to say that you and others may have been reserving your rooms with the central reservation office who of course wouldn't have known about the discount until it was posted in their data base. Thanks for the opportunity to clear this up.
     
  14. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX



    I'm always so right ;) ;D
     
  15. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    We had a similar situation with the Ft Worth hotel. They told some people that there ws only a couple of rooms left when there was really only a few taken.
    I reserved my Lubbock room about 3 months ago, hope they haven't lost it.
     
  16. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    Update: NTA / Holiday Inn & Towers Info



    Please telephone (806) 740-9963 when making your reservations and speak directly with Jessica or JoAnn. The Hotel is having difficulty overriding their regular rates in the computer. Speaking with Jessica and JoAnn will allow you to make trouble free discounted reservations until June 20th.
     
  17. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    I just called back

    and they said I would get the NTA rate of $79....

    Thanks for the help!

    Kerby...
     
  18. Re: NTA & Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers in Lubbock, TX

    I booked my atrium side suite for $84 two months ago!!!
     
  19. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Pics from the NTA show

    These are from the trip there, somewhere between Abilene and Lubbock.
     
  20. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Re: Pics from the NTA show

    Piggy's seminar. Joe Winsor and his son were some of her "students".