Housing Fraud Alert

Published August 2, 2018

Dear Academy 2018 San Antonio Attendee,

The Academy is aware that several fraudulent companies pretending to be associated with the Academy and Academy 2018 San Antonio may appear in web searches or may contact you via email promising discounted rates on hotel rooms for the meeting. These companies request deposits or even full pre-payment, but they often do not secure the rooms as promised. Do NOT give them your credit card information. These companies are in no way affiliated with the American Academy of Optometry, Academy 2018 San Antonio, or the official hotels in San Antonio.
 
It is very important that you only book hotel rooms through our official housing provider, Orchid Event Solutions. They will not reach out to you directly to solicit reservations. Please use the hotel reservation link located in your confirmation email to make reservations. If you need help finding this link, please email registration@aaoptom.org.    
 
Known fraudulent companies include:  
 
Corporate Booking Services (CBS) 
Global Housing Services, Corp.  
Conventioneers 
CMI Event Travel
 
If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for Academy 2018 San Antonio, or if they represent themselves as the "Academy's housing provider," please get as much information as you can, then contact Orchid Events at help@orchideventsolutions.com or call toll-free 1-866-365-1113.

If you have any questions regarding your reservations, please feel free to contact help@orchideventsolutions.com.  
 
Signed,
 
 
American Academy of Optometry
2909 Fairgreen Street
Orlando, FL 32803