Attention! Beware of Fraud Telephone Calls and Emails!
Dubious services with names such as "Expo Accommodation Service", "Trade Show Planners", "Btripplanners" and others, go through the "who-is-coming" lists of worldwide expos and then - one by one by hand! - find out delegate contact data via the internet, then make contact through email and phone (and us as well by the way) and offer hotel services and other bookings.
Illegally they imply (though not directly) they are an official service provider and encourage payment for a "service" that you never wanted or asked for. These companies can be persistent and often the prices are higher than the prices of direct bookings.
Any call or email that inquire about hotel services and other bookings are fraudulent and not affiliated with us. Any hotel deals for delegates are to be found on our website.
We have heard from several fronts that the best way to handle them is to never answer to those services, even if you have been in contact and they start sending invoices for their services, which can happen.
We deeply regret that someone is using the good name of Classical:NEXT (and other reputable fairs) for criminal, misleading, opportunistic or dubious actions. We will use our best endeavours to inform our community and to contact these services in order to stop their actions.
Please let us know if people call you; and please help to spread the word about these misleading operations.
article submitted by:Paul Bräuer, Piranha Arts