BANY ANNUAL MEETING AND MARKETPLACE
THE OTESAGA RESORT HOTEL
COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK
OCTOBER 23 – 25, 2016
The Bus Association of New York (BANY) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Marketplace, October 23-25, 2016, at the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. We take this opportunity to invite you to join us!
Our planning committee is working diligently on our top notch programming that will be of interest to all. Keep watching your email for updated agenda items!
During the event, you also have the opportunity to view the top of the line buses and motor coaches during our manufacturer exhibit as well as gather valuable industry information when visiting our vendor exhibits. Of course networking opportunities abound so you can share information and the occasional “war story” with your colleagues throughout the three day program.
What is a Marketplace and who attends you ask?
Buyers who are bus owners and tour operators, come to meet with Sellers who are travel industry representatives from destination marketing organizations (cities, areas, states), attractions, restaurants, receptive operators, hotels and associate service suppliers. These marketplace sessions ( 7 minute, one on one interaction) allow Buyers and Sellers to plan trip itineraries for motorcoach group travel throughout the US and Canada.
Sellers attend Marketplace to sell their destination, attraction, restaurant etc to motorcoach and tour operators. Sellers also network with their peers in the group travel industry. Buyers attend Marketplace to learn more about new destinations, to meet personally with people with whom they conduct business, and to socialize with other Buyers.
We urge you to read through our brochure and make your commitment today to support your state association by attending your state association’s Annual Meeting and Marketplace. This is a “don’t miss” opportunity for all of us to come together to discover what is happening in our industry!
On another note, there are many opportunities for you to sponsor of one or more of our events and/or advertise in our event program. The Annual Meeting and Marketplace will average over 100 attendees representing the Operator and Associate members of our organization as well as others in our industry. Please review our sponsor information and consider joining us.
We have hotel rooms available at the Otesaga Resort Hotel for our Marketplace dates. Room rates are $227.88 for single adult or $230.76 for dbl adult occupancy, per night, plus tax. Reservations may be made online by visiting www.otesaga.com and using the online group code of 1670190 or you may contact the reservations department directly at 866-494-0085 or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms are available until September 25th, or until the room block is full. As we expect this event to sell out, please reserve your room today!
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you at our Annual Meeting and Marketplace and hope you will join us in Cooperstown, NY!