Hotels & Travel
Simplify your MWC Barcelona travel plans by using our recommended service partners and transport options
For 4YFN21, we are once again pleased to appoint bnetwork as the official accommodation agency.
Working closely with The Barcelona Hotel Association, bnetwork has secured a wide range of diverse accommodation solutions with over 400 properties, from serviced apartments to 5 star luxury hotels. bnetwork will have specialist customer service agents on hand to answer any questions and make sure to meet with your expectations.
Rates and booking conditions for 2021
Aligned with the GSMAs commitment to MWC21 participants, bnetwork has negotiated with majority of the hotel and accommodation providers in Barcelona to guarantee the best possible rates. The rates secured by bnetwork show on average a 25% to 50% savings compared to other booking sites (taking into consideration like for like booking comparisons). The booking conditions for MWC21 participants secured by bnetwork, show an increased saving on past rates, and greater flexibility and peace of mind with the booking conditions.
Extend Your Stay
Due to commitments around MWC21, bnetwork has secured discounted rates both before (applicable until Saturday 27 February included) and after (applicable from Friday 5 March onwards) the event dates. In some selected properties, post-event rates apply from Thursday 4 March.
For more information, please contact bnetworks customer support team
Avoid Hotel Fraud
Due to the scale and importance of MWC, there are unscrupulous and fraudulent accommodation sites and companies that target MWC Exhibitors and attendees every year, These unofficial agents target all participants and attendees, please be aware of their fraudulent practise and only make your reservations through the GSMA official housing partner.
Some of these dubious agencies operate under trading names such as, Allen & Stratton Events, Euro-Events, International Trade Show Council (ITC), Premier Destinations, Star Eventz, and Universal Shows. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list, and with the desire of preying on unsuspecting attendees, these operators change their names frequently to avoid detection.
How Does Hotel Fraud Work?
Fraudulent companies repeatedly email our show participants with room offers for the week of MWC. Their website and/or emails mention MWC Barcelona, and even include official logos in the hopes of looking like an official or legitimate accommodation provider.
These groups promote attractive deals with local accommodation providers, but once payment has been received, the company disappears and can no longer be contacted by phone or email. Once the attendee contacts the hotel directly about their room, they realise the hotel has no record of them or their stay. Not only is their money lost, they must then scramble to find last-minute accommodation, which is rarely convenient to the venue or at a reasonable or attractive rate.
This practice takes money directly from you, our customers and it negatively impacts the overall MWC experience. We do everything we can to stop these companies preying on any of our valued attendees. We do not want this to happen to you. If you are approached by a suspect company, or have any questions related to this, please contact our customer support team through the official details provided.
How to Avoid Fraud
Book through our Official Accommodation Partner, bnetwork. For almost two decades, bnetwork has been serving Mobile World Congress to deliver consistently best accommodation offer to our participants.
Do not only rely on the presence of the MWC Barcelona name and logo on accommodation providers’ websites, as our name and logo are being used unlawfully. The only accommodation company recommended by the GSMA and authorised to use our name and logo is bnetwork.
If using another supplier, thoroughly investigate all documentation regarding the company making the offer. Check carefully online to make sure they’re a reputable supplier with a history of satisfied, actual customers before sending any funds.
Use credit cards to guarantee your rooms, rather than wire transfers. If your supplier turns out to be fraudulent, credit cards typically offer some form of consumer protection, where wire transfers do not.