from San Diego Union Tribune (07.03.2015)
Bob Rauch on the EconoMeter panel as they discuss if hotels should lower hotel rates to keep Comic-Con
Should hotels agree to limit their room rate increases during Comic-Con to keep the convention in San Diego?
Bob Rauch: YES
“While those who do not agree to limit increases do not understand or care about the incredible economic impact of this event, it must be clear what determinants are used in limiting rate increases. Rate gouging is not acceptable, but it is also important to remember that room rates are only one factor in keeping Comic-Con in San Diego. The convention center expansion is also paramount to keeping Comic-Con!”