UPDATE, JULY 17, 2013: This promotion is now closed; we had a great response to our question. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback to us. We’ll be in touch!
Our first Boy Scout reservation!
YES! Direct economic impact. One of the groups helping run the 2013 Jamboree booked 2 cabins for their VIP’s. This is our first reservation related to the Boy Scouts Summit Betchel Reserve.
The event is just 4 weeks away.
This raises lots of questions in my mind. Not long ago, we would have people call and book (pay a downpayment) months, if not a year ahead of time. That time frame has been shrinking and shrinking to the point we have had large, multi-family groups call the same day and book for a week.
I am hoping you can help us understand this phenomenon. If you are so inspired to answer any or all of these questions we have, or pose some of your own, we will happily give you $100 off your next stay at OCR.*
No fine print. $100 off.*
So this is the strange part: why did they wait until now, the very last minute, to make a reservation?
Okay, it’s not completely last minute; we have 4 weeks to go. But they had to take cabins that we had, not the ones they wanted. And, well, we just do not, not, not like not being able to give people what they want!
Has our society as a whole become last-minute planners? Are you?
Or might it be that you have done your research, and just do not pull the trigger on a reservation until the last minute because, well, who knows what might come up?
What would compel you to pull the trigger and confirm a reservation well in advance?
If a national organization that has been hands-on involved with the Jamboree for years waits to the last second, why shouldn’t you?
UPDATE, JULY 17, 2013: This promotion is now closed; we had an great response to our question.Thanks to everyone who provided feedback to us. We’ll be in touch!