Online accommodation fraud is a big problem for event organisers. I-PRAC can help you get on with running an event, safe in the knowledge that delegates are protected from fraudsters.
Protect your delegates from rental fraud
The last thing any event organiser wants is for delegates to fall victim to online accommodation fraud. I-PRAC can help you get on with running an event, safe in the knowledge that your clients are protected from fraudsters.
Many event venues offer a limited supply of hotel rooms, with the allocation of resources usually managed by the event organisers. However, once the allocated rooms are filled, delegates often find themselves scrambling to find alternative accommodation within the vicinity of the event.
I-PRAC has discovered that some of the largest event organisers outsource their accommodation requirements to external agents who they feel can be trusted to offer their delegates a safe booking environment.
Unfortunately, these external agents often don’t have the listing resources to accommodate all guests. This is where problems arise, as clients can end up booking through illegitimate web portals, property owners or rental agencies, exposing them to the risk of rental fraud.
How does I-PRAC help event organisers?
I-PRAC approval is subject to an in-depth background check of a property owner or rental agency’s credentials. We leave no room for fraudulent operators to enter the I-PRAC approval system and will refund any accommodation fees in the event of fraud occurring. This means your clients have a 100% guarantee when booking accommodation.
We recommend that all event organisers display the I-PRAC logo on their dedicated accommodation page, advising clients to only book through an I-PRAC approved member. This will demonstrate your commitment to protecting clients against fraud.
If you would like to become an I-PRAC approved organizer and use the I-PRAC logo on your website, please complete the form below. We will then be in touch with the required details.