The NTOA has learned that unauthorized housing companies (called poachers or pirates) have been contacting NTOA members, offering less expensive rates at hotels for the conference week housing block. When individuals book hotel accommodations through poachers or pirates, the consequences can be costly: Event participants may be left without hotel rooms when they arrive at the event and may incur fraudulent charges on their credit cards. Using the website link provided on this page is the official way of getting housing for the conference The NTOA has worked diligently with the Kansas City Marriott Downtown to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than the Kansas City Marriott Downtown is not approved by the NTOA. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely nonrefundable.