May 2, 2013:
The AOA has received reports that other companies are posing as official travel vendors for OMED 2013. These companies are NOT affiliated with OMED 2013 in any capacity. onPeak is the only official housing company associated with OMED 2013. Official hotels for OMED 2013 have been specially selected for your stay in Las Vegas and provided to you at exclusive discounted rates.
Unofficial vendors cannot provide the same benefits and protection onPeak offers. OMED 2013 can only guarantee hotel room rates or availability during the conference dates for reservations made through onPeak, the official housing company.
Hotel reservations made outside of the official OMED 2013 hotel block can be risky. Conferences and expositions like OMED are often uniquely targeted by companies who can put you at risk. In the past, OMED participants have encountered situations with travel vendors that were either unlicensed or went out of business after taking reservations and deposits, leaving individuals stranded without hotel rooms and transportation and resulting in lost deposits.
Please do not become a victim of these companies and their scams. If you do choose to book with a vendor not endorsed by OMED 2013, we strongly encourage you to verify their credentials before doing business with them, and then independently confirm that your reservations have in fact been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel, airline and/or rental car company.