the cheap near lodge Travelodge. The price looks very cheap and interesting
until you click on the price on the IBSAconvention link:
staying three nights: Thursday until Saturday and checking out on Sunday will
cost £247 (US$373). This averages to £82.
booking can only be done via email and thru the ibsaconvention website:
chances of getting a room after waiting 3 days are very slim.
booking directly be better, worse or the same?
there are no rooms available online which means either they ran out of them or
some are still reserved for the convention - poor family will have to fork
north of £300 to attend.
interesting point is that there is another close one on the hotel list and it is
much cheaper, but Not on the list to book via ibsaconvention.org.
So why is
this not part of the list?
I don’t think the deals via the branch are good ones. I am not sure what rights
(points or rewards) you will be giving away not to mention booking via third
party booking agents may give you more discount.
the page was online for UK JWs on 10 Jan and after 2 days there are no cheap
places to book near the venue.
twickenham, the options to attend for local congregations was Coaches, public
transport and car. Whereas in this event there was no letter of video
explaining how to get to the convention. The location of Excel is worst
possible location in London for anyone living west, south west and north west
of london. Its a business area and there is no direct transport links. Plus
going by road via London may be an issue - on this note there was no mention to
available parking (this costs at least £14 per day).
congregations in East London or north London this may be the a very good
location for transport. Only time will show that moving to this venue is profit
driven and nothing else for the WTS.