Motel Reservations in Gillette
I was in the hotel industry (co-owner) for over 38 years and we never required advance deposits a year in advance. Additionally, we negotiated rate and caps that were fair to everyone. It was just good business. (Matter of fact many years ago, the MOA BOD used to have its meetings at my hotel, but those were the early days when the organization was in its infancy)
But now we are in the day of the MBA! Bottom line, maximize profits, employees as just a line item, cut benefits to receive a bonus, and the list goes on. (Guess it was time for me to get out of the business in 2001)
"Gouging" is not a good way to bring back repeat customers. I understand Wisconsin as a destination, but Gillette? (hardly) I know the laws of supply and demand. But we must look at what's reasonable and affordable for our membership. As I stated in my earlier post many don't camp, won't camp, and can't camp. (And don't give me quityourbitchin!)
My wife and I stayed in a beautiful Holiday Inn with an indoor pool in Lima for $79.00/night at that rally. Now that was reasonable! Lima again, not a destination!
Maybe we will pass on Gillette and go to Lima again next summer.