AAA Western and Central New York Introduces Horizon Club Tours

New travel division specializes in local hospitality services and outbound group travel

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 4, 2010 – AAA has announced the formation of Horizon Club Tours, LLC, a new travel affiliate of AAA Western and Central New York that specializes in local inbound travel and hospitality services, as well as outbound specialty group travel. Horizon Club Tours will be led by Senior Manager, Barbara Hughes, a well-known Western New York travel expert. The move comes a year after AAA assumed the business of Snyder Tours, formerly a subsidiary of the Snyder Corporation in Buffalo.

“Horizon Club Tours has evolved as a natural extension of the expert travel and hospitality services AAA provides throughout the communities we serve,” said David Gevanthor, Vice President of Travel for AAA Western and Central New York. “Not only will Horizon Club Tours assist inbound travelers to the region that may need help with event logistics or local transportation, they will also provide travel services to like-minded groups or organizations that are interested in traveling to other areas of the state, country, and abroad.”

Horizon Club Tours will help facilitate an increase in travel and tourism throughout Buffalo/Niagara, Rochester, and Central New York through opportunities with local chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus. Additionally, Horizon Club Tours will tailor trips to meet the needs of area tour organizers, from one-day motor coach excursions to multi-day cruises and/or extended-stay vacations both domestically and abroad.

“Horizon Club Tours is a value driven organization, offering the best in travel planning services and expertise at a price that is reasonable and affordable for the traveler, business planner, AAA member, and group organizer,” said Gevanthor.

Horizon Club Tours, LLC, formed in January 2010 and is an affiliate of AAA Western and Central New York. For more information, please call 1-800-242-4244 or visit www.AAA.com.

As Upstate New York’s largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 880,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.