Organizers of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have been warned that hotel rates will have to be substantially reduced if they expect foreign media to attend the Games next autumn.
WEG chief executive officer Jamie Link and competition manager Kate Jackson told journalists and photographers attending the European Dressage and Jumping Championships in Windsor (August 27-30) that hotel prices in the Lexington area averaged $250 to $300 (Ã¢â??Â¬175/Ã¢â??Â¬210) per night. It has since been pointed out to the organisers by members of the IAEJ that these rates are more than three times the prices quoted for Rolex Kentucky, for example.
Media warned that present prices could prevent up to half those who regularly cover international championships from making the trip to Lexington next September.
The IAEJ, through Bureau vice president Chris Stafford is working with the Press Officer and WEG representatives to address all areas of interest regarding media services and facilities, especially hotel accommodation.
We will keep you posted.