Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals hold monthly networking meetings. All travel professionals from the Buffalo/Niagara region are invited to attend.




                                                                               BNTP 2018 Events:


Date: January

No Dinner Meeting


Date: February 13

Location: Wilcox Mansion (Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site)

Speaker: Patrick Kaler, President & CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara

Topic: Buffalo Tourism

**Complimentary Tours @ 4PM


Date: March 6

Location: Niagara Frontier Wurlitzer Event Center (Home of Platter's Chocolates)

Speaker: Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

Topic: "From homeless person to hospitality professional, YWCA's Carolyn's House transforms the lives of vulnerable women and their children"


Date: April 10 (Update)

Location: Ilio DiPaolo's

Speaker: Renee DiFlavio, Senior Vice President from the Olmsted Center

Topic: "Opening Your Eyes to the Skill Sets of Blind and Visually Impaired Hospitality Employees


Date: May 1

Location: Embassy Suites Buffalo

Speaker: Tom Dee, President of Erie County Harbor Development

Topic: "A captivating talk on Canalside's success, a sneak peek at renderings of projects in the design phase of Canalside and the Outer Harbor and the importance of connecting and promotion Buffalo's most prominent waterfront attractions."


Date: June 5

Location: Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

Speaker: Margo Bittner, Owner of Marjim Manor

Topic: "Love the Wine Your With - A journey along OUR Niagara Wine Trail, harvesting the bounty of our vines, orchards and farms to maximize agritourism and optimize agribusiness in NYS."


Date: July

No Dinner Meeting


BNTP FAM Tour - Buffalo River History Tour

Date: July 19 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Location: Canalside

Details: Enjoy a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Following the boat ride, we will do a self-pay gathering at Liberty Hound.  Leave your car where parked and join for a drink and snack.


Date: August 7

Location: The Public House on the Lake

BNTP Summer Event






Upcoming events

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


    Buffalo River History Tour

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018 /  5:30pm – 7:00pm

    95 MAIN STREET, BUFFALO, NY 14202 (Canalside)

    ***Please arrive at 5:00PM for 5:30PM departure***

    Join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo's history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation's largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.

    Come travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world while you... gaze up at the magnificent structures that drove its growth. Hear the stories of Buffalo's scoopers - residents and immigrants alike - who worked the docks and mills, feeding the nation and the city's "Guilded" economy. Join us for one of Buffalo's most unique cultural experiences.

    Cost is $21.00 per person and full bar service is available on the boat.

    Following the boat ride, we will do a self-pay gathering at Liberty Hound (leave your car where parked and join us for a drink and snack)!!!

    Please RSVP online by July 3, 2018. Register online at You can pay online with a credit card or bypass the payment and send a check to: BNTP, Attn: Chris Hall, PO Box 532, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. If you are going to send a check, please make sure it is received by June 30, 2018 to ensure your registration. 

    Registration is limited to 48 people. If we do not sell out the tour, it will be open to the general public. 




    ____$21 Member           ____$21 Guest





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