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2012 Nebraska Travel Conference

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

For more information: Karla Niedan-Streeks,


For those who attended the 2004 Nebraska Travel Conference in Gering, a number of you arrived at the conference on what was known as the “Magic Bus.” The bus started its route in Omaha where it picked up conference delegates at predetermined locations along Interstate 80, such as Lincoln, Kearney, and North Platte. After the conference was over, the bus returned delegates to their stops.


One of the reasons behind the “Magic Bus” was to encourage a greater number of delegates to attend the conference because they wouldn’t have to drive a long distance to Gering, especially those in the eastern part of the state.


But another reason was to give delegates added time to meet, network with each other, talk about what they’re doing in their communities or area, and to hopefully also meet new friends on the bus. After talking with delegates who rode the “Magic Bus” the last time, most of them found it to be a positive experience. They had a lot of fun letting someone else do the driving while they sat back and mingled.


Karla with the Gering Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to bring back the “Magic Bus” for this year’s conference and she would like to know what the interest is out there for this idea. So she’s asking you to contact her if you might be interested in riding the “Magic Bus” to the conference. She’s not asking you for a confirmation at this time; she’s just wanting to know if it’s something she should offer as an added incentive to encourage you to attend the conference.


If enough people express an interest in a bus, information about the cost and number and location of stops will be determined and sent out via NEBTOUR and through the Gering CVB.


2012 Nebraska Travel Conference

October 24-25

Gering Civic Center, Gering

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