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The annual AAA Travel Marketplace is coming to New York for its fifth year! From Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, this three-day event, located at the Hofstra Sports & Exhibition Complex, will offer unbeatable vacation packages from over 100 different vendors. With a chance to save big on cruises, travel tours and road trips, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
For the inside scoop on the New York AAA Travel Marketplace, we spoke to AAA Northeast’s Director of Travel Operations, Mike Rotondo.
Q: How was the New York Marketplace last year? And how do you expect the event to be even bigger and better this year?
A: Each year, the Marketplace exceeds the prior year’s turnout and our expectations. This year is no different. We expect to book even more vacations for our members as awareness grows and the unbelievable deals continue.
Q: What special events do you have on tap for the AAA Travel Marketplace this year?
A: More presentations on the hottest destinations!
We’ll hold one-hour information sessions on exciting locations and trips in the facility’s theaters. Visitors can learn about vacation destinations like Iceland and Italy, hear about the latest cruises and getaways, and even get inspired about the possibilities of destination weddings.
Q: Any cool giveaways or prizes in store?
A: This year’s grand prize is a five-night Hawaii vacation (including airfare) for 2. But the true winners are all those who will take advantage of the great offers available at the show and book with AAA.
Q: What destinations are you most excited about for this year’s travel expo?
A: There’s so much to be excited about this year. We’ve got hosted vacations to Italy and river cruises in both Europe and the United States. There are also trips to Orlando, Punta Cana, Aruba, U.S. national parks, Ireland, and so much more. The possibilities are endless.
Q: Are there any AAA Exclusive Vacations?
A: Yes, AAA Exclusive Vacations is a new product line that allows flexibility and customization at prices you can’t find anywhere else. To learn more, visit AAA.com/ExclusiveVacations.
Q: What is the most fun part about Marketplace for you?
A: There are so many reasons I enjoy the Marketplace. Getting to see AAA members utilize their free Travel Benefits is a big plus. It allows us to save them money and provide comfort in all aspects of their vacation planning. It’s also a lot of fun working with all AAA employees to put this show together.
Q: Is the Travel Marketplace only for AAA members?
AAA leverages its booking clout to get the best prices around, and those deals at the Travel Marketplace are absolutely open to the public. But there are always special savings/benefits available only for AAA members.
Want a reminder for the upcoming New York Travel Marketplace? Text NYTMP17 to 80565 (message and data rates may apply).