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Discussion: Provide event transportation or vehicle rental share

in: Canadian Orienteering Champs & Ottawa O-Fest (Aug 5–13, 2023 - Montreal, QC, CA)

Jun 24, 2023 3:03 AM # 
BrianJohnston:
I booked my flights to attend COC & O-Fest and will be travelling solo.

Does anyone want to help me out with transportation to and from events?

Does anyone want to team up on a vehicle rental?
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Jun 25, 2023 3:34 AM # 
GuyO:
I think you'll need to provide airport(s), dates, times...
Jun 25, 2023 11:44 AM # 
gordhun:
Brings to mind a potentially good marketing move for clubs hosting future national orienteering events.
It is daunting for the avarage orienteer to look at the costs of going to a national event. Entry fee, air fare, etc there is no way of getting around those but vehicle rentals and accommodations can be cut in half or perhaps to a quarter by finding people to share with.
Instead of somebody saying "$100/ day for a car rental, $120 for hotel- I can't afford that. I'm not going." it would be a lot better if on the event website there would be a page for people interested in sharing their rentals and the costs. and the intrerested orienteer ending up saying "$25/ day for the car, $60 for the hotel.. I'm going!"
Groups of orienteers looking at VRBOs can save a lot, too. There was one school from Florida going to the last GNC. I was told they saved about $1,000 by booking a large VRBO as opposed to many hotel rooms. Individuals and small groups can also combine to save $$$ through VRBO. (But leave the place in great condition. We have a reputation to uphold!)

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