MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY --
Travelers, searching for a vacation to celebrate a special occasion or need a list of spur-of-the-moment getaway locations, can get a head start at Marine Corps Community Services’ Information, Tickets and Tours 18th annual Travel and Recreation Trade Show, March 16.
The free show, open to all base personnel, retirees and their family members, will be held at Thomason Gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.
More than 30 different exhibitors will be on hand representing attractions, hotels, conventions and visitors’ bureaus.
The representatives will provide information on tourist and vacation destinations, dinner shows and historical sites throughout the region as well as in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.
New to the show this year will be representatives for white water rafting in Columbus, Georgia and hotels in Alabama.
“This is a great opportunity for all attendees, those who are new to the area as well as those who have lived here for years, to get good ideas for vacation destinations,” Sue Truver, manager, Information, Tickets and Tours, MCCS, MCLB Albany, said.
Truver added vendor representatives will be handing out brochures and answering questions throughout the event.
Many vendors’ discounted tickets are sold at Information, Tickets and Tours. In addition to learning about new destinations to visit, attendees can also register for numerous door prizes and giveaways.
Winners do not need to be present. The Information, Tickets and Tours office staff will contact prize recipients to claim their prizes.
Thomason Gym will be closed March 15 for vendors to set up their displays.
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball Committee will be on hand selling hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks at the event. Proceeds will support the Marine Corps Birthday Ball held in November.
For more information, call 229-639-8177, visit their website, www.mccsalbany.com/storage/MCCSAlbany/assets/File/Travel%20Road%20Show%202016(1).pdf, or stop by the Information, Tickets and Tours office located inside the Marine Corps Exchange.